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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I apologize if this is anything obvious. I am a new beekeeper. I did an inspection on a hive that we started three weeks ago from a nuc that we bought. I'm pretty sure that the hive is currently queenless. We have never seen the queen (but then again, we're the typical new beekeepers that...
  2. 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...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    While inspecting my hives over the weekend, I noticed some funky comb. Any burr comb I scraped off but this is built on the foundation. The queen was actively laying eggs and I saw lots of eggs in the cells, though not necessarily in these funky comb sections. Is this a big deal? Should I...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Well, both of my hives seem to building lots of comb, but I still learning how to move the bars while detecting any brace comb that needs to be cut first. I pulled a large piece off this morning. ugh. And I totally know what Micheal Bush was talking about....crossed comb sucks! And it was...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have a hive that was existing when I bought it last year. It is only one deep and I've been trying to get the bees to draw out more comb in a second deep. So far they will not. I added the second deep several weeks ago and have been feeding sugar water to help encourage them but nothing...
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all, I took a few months off of the forums because I was so frustrated with myself last year for my stupid noob mistakes! But I'm back and more than excited about starting off this year right. Unfortunately I didn't find these forums until I had already committed my first stupid...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, As you've guessed I'm a newcomer to bee keeping and have hit a bit of a hurdle with a smaller hive that I started from a swarm. They seem to be building in size OK at this point, plenty of brood in the comb that has been drawn and some honey, pollen etc.. My problem though is that they...
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