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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Weird question- Alternating partial sections of plastic foundation on deep wood frames in the brood box. These frames have 1/2 foundation in the middle with each side left open. The idea is to relieve congestion and allow the bees to draw comb and cells of whatever size they wish. They chose...
  2. 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...
  3. Bee Forum
    Was into one of my bigger hives yesterday and saw LOTS of drone capped brood. It is June 19 in East Texas - isn't that a bit late ?? There was very little fresh worker capped brood scattered around the hive - and 3 full older frames of worker capped brood. The drone capped brood cells were...
  4. Bee Forum
    A few days ago we installed a package of bees in a new top bar hive. The worker bees have immediately gone about building comb from several of the top bars. The bees have released the queen from her cage. Assuming she's healthy and the bees have accepted her as the queen, about nine days after...
  5. Bee Forum
    I am a first year beekeeper. Am learning as I go and am reading all I can. My bees survived the winter so I managed to get them through somehow. But now I am facing another issue I can't figure out. May I get the help of the forum here? A month ago, I upgraded my small winter hive to a new...
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