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  1. Bee Forum
    I'm a new (this is my second year) beekeeper in Central Portugal. I've looked at various methods for moving hives and I haven't seen this and wanted comments. Workers have a memory of the hive location that fades over time (let's say over 4 days). Could you move a hive in the evening, say 50...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    There are a thousand bees clusterd around the Queen Cage. (not balling) Do I Bonk them off the bar into the Hive -- Do I brush them all off into the hive. What do I do? Its day 5 after my package install and its time to realease her. (if shes not released already.) I know there are debates...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I have a question about queen cages and preferences from more experienced beeks. This is only for small time queen rearing. In the event that I have more queen cells than I can use in nucs and/or the weather is bad and I can't get into the hives, I am wondering if I should be getting...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I have a 14"L x 4"D x 2"H wooden two-tier device with a welded-wire front with queen-excluder spacing. There are three 3/4" holes between the two tiers. Two of these holes are covered with wire-screen cones with 1-bee entrances. The cones prevent exit from the closable top tier. The third hole...
  5. Bee Forum
    Comparing Alternative Methods for Holding Virgin Honey Bee Queens for One Week in Mailing Cages before Mating To determine survival of newly-emerged virgin honey bee queens every day for seven days in an experiment that simultaneously investigated three factors: queen cage type (wooden...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I got a queen in a very unusual way. I had a hive that died out just before the nectar flow ended and the bees dwindled down to zero. The robbing started and that's when I noticed the cappings on the inside of the hive bottom. I took the hive apart to find wax moths had pretty much gotten in and...
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