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  1. Beekeeping 101
    After reading extensively and watching countless video's my first two hives have died. You can try and do everything right *varroa control throughout with none going into fall *queens bred for winter *fall feeding in September*winter protection which included a moisture board right over the...
  2. Bee Forum
    I noticed one of my hives did not appear active over the last couple of days and decided to check on it since it was 57 degrees today. Sure enough, the hive was dead. I found the cluster of bees on either side of a middle frame with lots of bees buried head-first in the cells. I think I...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I had a hive that was robbed and bees absconded. I have 3 hives in my backyard including a double frame nuc. I live in Austin, Texas where this not much of a winter. What are pros and cons of moving my double nuc into a double deep hive this time of year. My double nuc has 5 frames of honey and...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I am new to beekeeping. I was offered an established langstroth hive with 2 deeps this spring, so I took up the hobby. The hive has been strong and healthy ever since I got it, until now that is. They were able to draw out a full super and I even got a small harvest of fully cured honey...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, guys. My name is Sarah. I'm new here and just had my first big Bee Disaster. I have two hives from packages, both about a month old. One of my hives, which was already pretty weak (only 2 frames filled out) got robbed. I threw a wet sheet over it, built some robber screens real quick...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Hello, New to Bee Source and was hoping to find some answers from seasoned Beekeepers! Lost a hive over winter, did not seem to be a pest problem. We did get hit by the storm Goliath and it was brutal. The hive had several frames of capped honey and some uncapped. I crushed and strained the...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, I am a new beekeeper this year. I have two hives, both of which had their bees installed on April 11th (both Italians). These two hives can NOT be more different. One hive is alive and well and the queen is laying and the population is exploding. The other hive is basically...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hi all - Shamefully, it's been a while since I've been on until I noticed last week that my hive had no activity on one of our warmer days. My husband and I took the top off and heard no buzzing and saw no bees...moving anyway. My set-up is a shallow brood, with a deep on top (I was...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Hi guys, last year was my first year keeping bees. This winter I lost a hive in some cold weather about a month ago. I wasn't able to go in and get the hive to go through it until two days ago. While going through the hive it was evident that they died from starvation. All the cells where the...
  10. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Just confirmed it today. I cleaned out most of the dead bees today. Both hives are a loss. One hive ate every drop of honey they had, and the other (originally more robust hive) left almost 4 full bars of capped honey. They had about that many more bars than the first hive. No signs of...
  11. Diseases and Pests
    I can't figure out what happened so I'm hoping a more experienced bee keeper might have some ideas. Had a mature hive that historically was proplis heavy, but also had a queen that begun to lay spotty. Because I was tired of all the propolis and because I didn't like the vibe of how the hive...
  12. Bee Forum
    Hi, I installed Hive A in April of 2011 and it is very sad to realize there is no life left in it now. Photos - http://bit.ly/YUzvgS What bees there are were all on the screened bottom board. This hive had 2 deeps and 1 medium super. The super is full of honey and the upper deep still had...
  13. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi there..so this is my first post on the site. Hope its helpful...so good so far. I have had a TBH since May. Bees have always been healthy, and lively....i checked on them about 3-4 weeks ago (im in Rhode Island) and they were great...there was some honey reserves...some brood...all good...
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