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  1. Splits/Combines
    I am considering doing some splits that immitate a hive just swarmed. Is there a name for this or is it a common way to split? Day 1:Seperate the supers from the brood chamber. Install a new bottom board and outer cover on the supers and keep the supers in the original hive location. catch the...
  2. Everything Honey
    I am doing some projections for next year and am projected for a few thousand pieces of cut comb ( if everything goes as planned). I am currently looking for the best price on the 8oz half cut comb boxes with lid. All of the major suppliers come in at right around $1 a piece with shipping(blue...
  3. For Sale
    330 New western honey supers for sale. 10 wood frames with plastic foundation, painted white, with cleats for hand holds. Located in Oregon. Charlie Mock Colton, Or. 503-970-8153 [email protected] Delivery not available.
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    We got a call yesterday from someone who had a tree cut down. There were bees in 2 sections. We collected both chunks of the tree trunk that had bees. Don't know which one has the queen (if there still is one). How can we get the bees and comb safely into a hive box? Thanks
  5. Wanting to Buy
    I am looking for standard-size deep honey suppers with drawn comb Located in California Truck load quantities ; or less considered, if located reasonably close to Central California [email protected]
  6. Diseases and Pests
    I had two hives going into winter. Lost one over the weekend. The hive had two deeps and one medium of honey. Not sure what happened, but I think moisture played a large part in the loss. Anyway, the other hive is doing very well. The cluster covers about 4-5 frames in the upper brood box...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I just got my first package of bees a week ago and installed them in my box-hive. In order to do so I took out four frames from the top box. Today I went for my first inspection and found they had made their comb in the empty space attached to the inner lid. Without thinking too much about...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I just got my first package of bees a week ago and installed them in my box-hive. In order to do so I took out four frames from the top box. Today I went for my first inspection and found they had made their comb in the empty space attached to the inner lid. Without thinking too much about...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hello and thank you for providing feedback for new beekeepers like myself. I installed my first package last week. After 5 days, I checked the hive - queen was out of her cage but I couldn't see her. Bees seemed happy so I assume she is in there somewhere. No eggs yet, but I was told if there...
  10. Wanting to Buy
    Suits, hives, tops, bottoms, smokers, pretty much any and all of it. I'm a new bee keeper and can't afford new prices. Located in Athens GA. Will travel a little ways​ for the right deal. Call or text me at 706-614-9742 ,
  11. Welcome Forum
    Hello Everyone, Our company, Pioneer Plastics, just joined Beesource.com We are very excited to be a part of the Apiary community. We do business with many companies involved in selling cut comb honey. Please visit our website www.pioneerplastics.com and check out products 006C, 091C, 155C...
  12. Bee Forum
    Have tried several times and all I get is upload failed. Cannot get pictures to show. Did once before, why not now ?? I give up. Found what I think was once a beehive on big old Maple tree today. Top of tree was broken off years ago - still alive growing in different direction now. What...
  13. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I couple of questions from you experienced beekeepers. The summer and bloom here in Nova Scotia started rather late, consequently I received my Nucs the first week of June only. At present they have been really slow at drawing out comb. In fact the better of the two hives has only...
  14. Bee Forum
    Hi - quick question from a newbie: do bees ever draw comb or make queen cups on the bottom slatted rack boards? I have one on my hive but haven't inspected it. It's often difficult to see due to the large number of bees hanging out down there. I do a thorough inspection of all frames though to...
  15. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    We all know that when constructing comb, the bees 'cant' the comb slightly upward on both sides (I'll guess ~10 degrees?), making the two sides of comb form a slight 'V.' When doing an extraction from inside a wall, we all know the comb runs up and down inside the wall forming vertical...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    Hi - I am new to this and have two hives. Here in CO we had an extra cold and wet May so my hive with the inside frame feeder seems light years ahead of the other one which uses an outside mason jar feeder but both are coming along. Last weekend I worked the one that was further along...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    Hello from south central Indiana. I've read posts about this topic, but am looking for some experiences others have had trying this method. I have enough drawn comb to fill two deep hive bodies. I installed a package of bees and gave them three frames of honey/pollen to start them off. Since...
  18. Bee Forum
    Hello all! I installed my first hive (a 2lb Carniolan package) on April 11th, and I opened it up on the 17th to make sure the queen had been released, which she had been. All the bees were accumulating on the front half of three frames, and while I saw a lot of bees with full pollen baskets, I...
  19. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi all, Today a beek told me he's using a Heat Gun instead of a capping knife or a capping fork. Have you ever tried it? Doesn't it damage the comb?
  20. Bee Forum
    Recently did a cutout. It was bigger than I thought and so I did not have enough equipment to rubber band all the combs at that time. After I left, a couple of combs fell down and were horizontal on the bottom of the cavity. They had been mostly cleaned out a couple of days later, when I...
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