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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Posting this here mostly for the benefit of others, since I could find no information on this anywhere else. I built a new hive design last year where the frames slide in from the side instead of dropping down into the top of the box. Don't ask me why -- it's an experiment in progress. I...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Have hive of bees underneath floor of wooden shop about 16" off ground. Want to do trap out. Plan to make shim to join shop bee entrance to trap out box. Seems to me that frames in trap box should be running the same direction as the combs in their hive now. The 2 will only be separated by a...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Our family lives in southwest Missouri. We've had chickens, sheep and cows for over a decade. We've been thinking of getting bees for quite some time and had been doing research. Two weeks ago, there was a swarm right outside the delivery door of the machine shop my husband supervises. With no...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I installed my bees a little over a week ago, I opened them up today to discover that they are building the comb the wrong way...and in a diangle. They are building the comb the long ways rather then the short way. In my top bars I cut grooves in hopes that they would follow them. But they...
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