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  1. Bee Forum
    This fall I discovered that one of my hives was completely abandoned. :-( The hive seemed to be doing just great the week before I discovered the hive empty. I knew cold weather was a few days away, so I opened the hive one last time for a pre-cold weather check and everything looked...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I'm a brand new beekeper, I have one hive that was started spring of 2016. I lost the first queen fairly quickly, replaced her about mid-summer with a new queen from the mail. Last fall, that queen died and they replaced her. This spring, everything looked good, the queen was laying eggs and...
  3. 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...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Well, I bought a semi-sickly looking package of bees some time ago (in early April) and they seem to be having a hard time getting momentum. When I checked on them May 9th, I found two emergency queen cells, capped off. I know it's often recommended to replace emergency queens, but I want to...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi all, I did a hive inspection this morning and while the bees are nice and busy I didn't find any evidence of the queen! She was laying last week when I checked but this time there is a supersedure queen cell (hatched) and no freshly laid eggs. Should I requeen, or assume that the new queen...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Morning all. My hubby and I did our first hive inspections this morning on both hives. Both were 3# packages, installed Wednesday, May 22nd and the girls have been actively entering and leaving the hives since that first evening. We waited until today to go in and check our queens and look...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Lots of Drone Brood and I SEE QUEEN CELLS! Help! It has been 17 days since I first installed my package bees into my TBH. I inspected the hive last week and was able to see the Queen, and lots of larvae that she had lain. Upon inspection today I was not able to spot the Queen. Bar#2 had 3 queen...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I got my package and installed it April 19th. (For those of you who know my situation im sorry you have to read this over) Anyway, dead queen with the package, new one on the way, maybe a virgin queen already in there.. My question is should i quit feeding? Ive fed since ive got them and their...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I installed a package for the first time 3 days ago. When i looked in the queen cage the queen was curled up but was moving, I installed figuring they might be feeding her or something. I came back 2 days later and the queen was dead and not released yet. i brought the queen cage inside and...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hi Guys, I'm a second year beekeeper, and I got 4 packages on Saturday. Hived them with no problems. Went to release the queens today, 3 were fine, 4th queen died and bees probably went to other hives (only a handful left near the feeder). I have a replacement queen from the guy who I got...
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