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  1. Bee Forum
    I used candy boards for the first time this past Winter and have a decent amount of leftovers. I just replaced some of them with syrup top feeders as we have some record warmth forecast for the next couple of weeks. What do you do with the leftovers? How do you clean the candy board...
  2. Bee Forum
    So from what I have been told and read it was my understanding that bees typically move their way up through their boxes during the winter, but mine are already at the top, hanging out above the candy board, and I know they have honey down in their bottom boxes. I have heard that sometimes bees...
  3. Bee Forum
    I plan on putting my candy board above my top deep, over which goes the quilt box, over which goes the inner cover and outer cover. Is that what others use? And if not what's the thinking for it?
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone i just went into my hive today to rearrange the frames to best suit them for the winter. I noticed there was not a huge amount of pollen inside the frames but lots and lots of honey. I was wondering how important pollen is in my climate here in the valley. If i need pollen do i...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I am in the midst of feeding 2 colonies (Russian, and Italian) with 2:1 sugar solution. Our temps have been in the 40-50s F in Day and near freezing at night. I was thinking of just putting on candy boards for both now rather than putting them on in December-January for insurance. The one I put...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    My first hive sorta struggled all year, and although they filled a super with honey, proceeded to remove it all in early September. I started feeding in early october because the hive was still light, but didn't manage to get a hive top feeder in place, so they only got maybe a gallon and I...
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