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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I plan on going 1 deep for my brood chamber and the rest deep supers. I planned on just feeding my bee's until wax is fully drawn in the brood chamber. Should I continue to feed when it's time for a super so they quickly draw out the wax in the super as well? I've researched that 1:1 ratio is...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, i'm a first year beekeeper and still trying to absorb this monster ammount of information called beekeeping. My location is Gresham, Oregon (Not far from Portland) I currently have 2 hives, both hives are supposed to be Italians. One of my hives is a package and the other is a starting...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all. I've searched the forums and didn't find the answer, so if it's there - please redirect these questions there, and I'll review them. I'm new to beekeeping, have decided at this time to use the 'std' 10-frame hives and have been reading alot. Basically, what I've noticed is that...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    As I read how many on the forum have had some brood in part of the last comb, I wonder why we couldn't make the partition out of a bee excluder. I'm already wondering how bad I will feel if brood messes up some of my honey. First question: Why not make the partition a bee excluder and leave it...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    1. Put wax moth comb on strong hive? 2. Did the Bt not work...or did it? I'm trying to decide whether to re-use some medium drawn frames that went through a wax moth invasion. I don't have a freezer to put the comb in but I do have a strong hive I could at least put a super of the damaged...
  6. Bee Forum
    In my last hive inspection the brood were scattered up and down 6 boxes of my 8-fr mediums, usually in pairs - the inner 2 frames of the 8 would be brood. I've been trying to lose 2 of those boxes to get it down to the equivalent of 4 mediums. I know capped honey should go on the outside. It's...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I was consistently checking each frame of my brood chamber at least every week through most of Spring and Summer. Now that Fall is here, the temps are dropping and the bees a bit more testy, I have stopped going into the brood chamber so much. In fact, I may just check a frame or two and sort of...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I wintered over two hives each with a deep and a super on top. At the beginning of the winter, the super was full of honey with the deep below containing the brood. When in began checking on them this spring, both had already started using the comb in the supers mostly cleared of honey for...
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