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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I’m a new beekeeper, I got my first hive less than a month ago. I tried to stress them out as little as possible so I only checked on them once every week. I have a 10 frame box on right now with 9 frames in. When I first got the bees I squeezed the queens cage inbetween two of the middle...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi everyone, I am a first time beekeeper this season. I went to do my second hive inspection today and realized that, due to not properly spacing the frames correctly (user error), the bees have built out burr comb between frames. I am using a single box for now. This makes it hard to correct...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I made a typical newbie mistake when installing my package this year, and provided too much space between the 3 middle frames on account of the queen cage. The hive is doing well, but now the 3 middle frames of our brood box cannot obey bee space rules due to burr comb. We have...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello and thank you for providing feedback for new beekeepers like myself. I installed my first package last week. After 5 days, I checked the hive - queen was out of her cage but I couldn't see her. Bees seemed happy so I assume she is in there somewhere. No eggs yet, but I was told if there...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, I was inspecting my hives today and notices than bees built lots of burr comb between top-bottom boxes. I cleaned a little, but bees got disappointed and aggressive, so I left them alone. There were some larvae/pupa in those. I prefer nice and clean hives, so what is the best to do...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Hi folks, I am new to bees and fascinated with learning about them. I found this forum very educational. Here's my experience with bees so far. Last weekend I bought my first 5 frame nuc and decided to transfer it to a larger box. Having seen videos of people handle bees with minimal...
  7. Bee Forum
    Greetings, and thanks for dropping by to help me with a goof. In a nutshell, my question is what to do about a hive that built a lot of comb into its empty top super. :scratch: Additional info: - Just completed first full year of beekeeping - so this is my first spring with two nucs...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Due to the rain I wasn't able to make my first inspection until 9 days after installing the bees. I found and removed several pieces of burr comb - one that has a good amount of pollen and another that has a lot of clear nectar. If I leave these by the hive, will the bees recover the pollen...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I have been in my hives only a few times now, but every time I inspect them there is burr comb on the bottom of the frames. I have been scrapping it off for now and collecting it. I already have about 2 cups worth of comb. What do you all do with your burr comb? And how do you clean it...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hi there - it's my first year beekeeping - just got my bees a month ago. I put on another medium super about 3 weeks ago and they've already drawn out the comb. I went in to inspect the frames before putting on another super, but as I was lifting the frames, the middle section was glued to the...
  11. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Can bee's built wax comb over something lightly coated in olive oil? I'm not willing to try it, but I was wondering what the beek world thinks about perhaps oiling up the bottom of feeders so you dont have the issue of them building burr comb onto the bottoms of them. Does olive oil ever dry out?
  12. Bee Forum
    I opened up my hive today, as I usually do, just to check on them every once in a while, you know, check for mites, make sure comb is being drawn, the usual. I was taking off the top feeder which was emptied and BAM! three frames smacked flat onto the top of the hive and on the ground, in the...
  13. Bee Forum
    Hi Guys, So in the space between the 10th frame and the box, the girls have build a number of combs and path ways. A. Assume all of it is burr comb? B. Do I need to remove and keep that space clean? Thank you, Radu43
  14. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I am new to beekeeping (as in this is my first year) I went out today for my second checkup/inspection on the colony. They have been in the super for about 2 1/2 weeks now. Upon opening up the hive, I discovered, what I understand to be an unusual amount of burr comb built between my...
  15. Bee Forum
    To bring back a neglected hive into a manageable condition, what do you do when you have a lot of burr comb in the top of the hive? Background: My wife and I were asked to mentor a young man who just finished a bee course and has a hive on his family's property. The hive was abandoned by the...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    I've read most people say that we should get rid of Burr Comb. In the two weeks since I first got my hive some has developed. What are some good ways to get rid of burr comb? As a preventative once I get the comb off I'll push the frames closer.
  17. Beekeeping 101
    I am a new beekeeper. I have two hives that I've setup. I installed package bees about two weeks ago. I just did my one-week-after-queen-release hive checks (actually 9 days). I have a couple of quick questions from what I saw: Hive #1: In the first hive, the hive is a little weak, I...
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