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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I am a new beekeeper this year and I took this picture of the hive this afternoon. I didn't notice anything out of the usual, but in looking at the photo (attached), I noticed that some of the bees landing on the platform have significantly darker abdomens. You can see it in the picture as...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    Please answer this question if you are completely sure of your answer. If you mix honey of a lower water content and one of a higher water content does the mixture lower the overall water content? If so what is the ratio one most use for example if one is in 19.5 and the other is in 17.5? I have...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I'm worried about my hive being robbed and I'm trying to figure out if I have a big problem on my hands. After a frenzy which made me think that was the problem and ask some questions here, I noticed some yellow granules on the floor. So I reduced the entrance to the smallest possible and...
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