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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, 2nd year beek. Opened hive a couple weeks back to check on progress filling their honey super and was disappointed to see no comb drawn yet. The brood boxes were getting pretty crowded, and they were steadily backfilling the top (medium) brood box. I then spotted at least 3 or 4 queen...
  2. Bee Forum
    Russian hive started in mid-April from package Foundationless Queen seen and apparently healthy Two deep boxes filled with comb and one empty super Bottom deep box filled with bees, a little pollen, and normal drone brood on the outside frames Second deep box about 2/3 filled with honey Comb...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Well im currently on swarm patrol with my hive. I opened it up today and saw brood multiple frames but not nearly as many as two weeks ago. I also did not see any eggs or my normal queen. Im pretty sure one of the bees i saw was an emergency virgin queen. She was significantly smaller than my...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I started this thread in the general forum but no one seems to want to answer. Do any of you queen breeders know if bees move larva? I made a 4-frame split Thursday evening, gave them Friday to realize the queen wasn't around, and went in this morning to make On-the-Spot cuts so they'd build...
  5. Bee Forum
    So I made a 4-frame split Thursday evening, gave them Friday to realize the queen wasn't around, and went in this morning to make On-the-Spot cuts so they'd build queen cells there. Pulled out a frame that had some old wax moth damage on it, and found this: I didn't think the queen was...
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