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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi All, Here is my situation. I have a queen-less hive with a strong laying worker (meaning lots of drone brood in full patterns) that has lots of bees, yes drones, but plenty of strong Russian workers too. I have a nuc that has a really good queen in it but only two frames of brood and is just...
  2. Bee Forum
    Combining/Joining bees question Cutout a large hive Sunday afternoon, not sure if I got the queen but boxed them up and brought them home. Monday was raining. Went back Tuesday afternoon and collected the rest of the bees. It was cold and they were balled up & comatose. Went into a shoe box...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello fellow beeks .. I have a few questions and hope there are some answers for me - all are appreciated .. :) I have 4 hives, 2 in double deeps and the other as single deeps. 3 seem to be doing fairly well but one seems to be struggling some. By strugling, i mean that it has 7 frames in a...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I have a very weak nuc hive with no queen and want to combine it with a strong one. However, I don't want to stack the boxes as it will give the bees too much room. Can i just put frames full of bees(not that many bees at this point) in the stonger hive? thanks
  5. Bee Forum
    I have two weak hives that I really am surprised have gotten as far as they have. They are approximately 100 yards from each other. Hive one had few bees left after the winter but seemed to be going strong in laying eggs and getting capped brood and increasing population and I think I may have...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I have 2 nucs which I placed swarm cells in about 2 weeks ago. Now, one nuc has a new queen, but the other hive still has the sealed queen cells, but no queen. The nuc with the queen has only a few bees left in it. The hive with the sealed queen cells has plenty of bees - but no queen. If I put...
  7. Bee Forum
    I found one of my hives queenless yesterday, no brood no eggs. So I introduced a frame with eggs from another hive. If they start building queen cells on that frame, that will confirm that the hive is queenless. If that is the case I plan to combine this hive with a nuc with a nice laying...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hello and Good Morning, I'm a first year beek and one of our two hives swarmed last week. We caught the swarm and placed it within two new deeps that I hastily prepared. Yesterday I checked both the swarm hive and the original hive. Both appeared to be strong (and with approximately equal...
  9. Bee Forum
    Does this make sense? I have 5 new hives, from packages a month ago. We have our best honey flow late spring, early summer, locust trees. As there is not enough time for the packages to be very strong could I move one queen and a couple of frames into a nuc and combine the rest of that hive...
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