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  1. Welcome Forum
    I received my first nuc in early April. I was trying to get an Italian hive, knowing they are gentle. When the bee keeper was going through his nucs he passed several that did not have good queens, or were angry for whatever reason. He found the one that I have and said it was not Italian...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello! I'm looking for suggestions on bee's feed during these winter months. I live in Central Maryland and the winter so far has had a fair share of warm days (60degrees) and cold days like today ( 30 degrees) I put fondant patties in the hives about mid November. Upon checking...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Is this pretty accurate and what have I missed? Thank you Honey Bee sub-species Bold species are available or present in the United States. Africanized - Apis mellifera scutellata - hardiness, quick build-up, swarmy, abscond, build brood over stores, no cold resistance All-American-...
  4. Bee Forum
    So, I ordered 4 packages from R. Weaver. The bees arrived Friday after shipping Monday and were cranky as I released them -- probably my fault. Fully suited-up, I got stung a number of times and my wife as well. I posted about this here, but my post seems to be lost with the forum update...
  5. Bee Forum
    I'm reading comments online that Buckfast crossed with Italians get especially hot. Does that seem true still? Anyone with recent experience? Is it still a bee not recommended for beginners?
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi everyone. I will be receiving my package of buckfast bees in a day or so (they've already shipped from TX). I will be hiving them in a new top-bar hive. I've gotten tips from some beeks to use the standard process of hanging the queen cage between a couple of frames and allowing the...
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