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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Dear Bee Keeps I started a new colony this spring of natural small cell package bees. They as many first year bees are doing well. I started the colony on small cell plastic frames, 10 Frame medium Langstroth. Once they were strong I placed a medium on top and moved two frames up. hey had...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi everyone. I bought my first 4 hives a week and a half ago and did my first inspection on Monday. 2 of the hives had the queen trapped above the excluder. I didn't actually find her but I had brood in the honey supers and no brood below the excluder in the brood nest. I completely removed...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    When I checked my bees a few days ago, They were doing just great. In fact, there seemed to be a staggering amount of them in two of my hives. I did not see any eggs in either, but did see a lot of capped and emerging brood, and the queens. I saw very few drones, if any, and the bees seemed to...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    All - I am a fairly new beekeeper living in NC. I obtained my first hive very late last summer and this is my first year going through spring buildup and swarming. I have three hives right now and my big hive (the original one) swarmed at some point in late May or early June. I had split it...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I have completed two top bar hives using the design found here: http://topbarbees.wordpress.com/ I have installed bees in one of them. I didn’t make a follower bar – I missed it when I was building the hives (I also missed the 1/8″ spacer at the walls of the hive – need to add that). I...
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