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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hey Local Beeks Sending out a request to save doomed queens for this year. Every year, I try to save a few queens from ones that like to re-queen their colonies with young and robust queens. I have had great success in Cali in the past. I received four queens one year, three were robust layers...
  2. Bee Forum
    Need some help. I have two hives that are both about two months old, purchased as nucs. One hive was super strong and the queen had a beautiful laying pattern, the other was doing good but not great. Last week I checked both and the strong have was still ok but had suddenly slowed way down in...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I have recently captured a swarm which seems to be queenless. I have just noticed multiple eggs in each cell. Is it a sign of a layinf worker?
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Hi. For the past year I have constantly (and carefully) tried to requeen a colony which recently became drone laying. I emptied them out 100 yards away and tried to requeen again. For the 4th time in 2 years they have killed the queen. I have now decided to give up on them. I am going to take...
  5. Bee Forum
    My hive has slowed down I went into it today and took the honey supers off and they were practically sucked dry with a fermented honey smell. I think the queen is just raising drones. are drones the ones that make all the noise?
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I got a package of buckfast bees nearly a month ago. They killed the first queen...I found her body about 10 yards from the hive. I got another queen, thinking that the first one was killed because she had clipped wings. Second queen also killed (found her body dumped just outside the hive)...
  7. Bee Forum
    I have a hive that swarmed earlier this summer and has never been the same. It appears to be a drone layer. Most of the honey stores that were built-up are almost gone. Should I just scrap the hive or combine it with another hive (this is 1 of 2 hives that I have)? Any advice welcome. Thanks
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hey folks - I am new to this adventure, and have a friend that started this year as well. We can't seem to find her queen. Mine, seems so easy to find. Her queen should be an italian and we installed her package 2 weeks ago. About 5 frames are drawn + parts of 2 others. I can find, what I...
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