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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I went on vacation for two weeks, came home, and a swarm moved into an unoccupied Langstroth hive, which contained 10 frames without foundation. I opened the hive and the bees are doing great, they are drawing comb like crazy, but everything is interconnected with cross comb. It appears that...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I have a few old boxes that I've converted over to swarm traps, 10-frame mediums, 8-frame mediums that I'm going to double up on, and maybe a deep that a friend is going to retire. I also have a few old frames of old brood comb that is as dark as the pit of despair. My question is: How empty do...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello- It's been an interesting summer - started with 3 package hives: Hive 1 - queen failed immediately, I introduced a new queen, and the hive started slowly but is doing well now. Healthy, solid brood pattern. Hive 2 - queen was injured in mid-May during an inspection. The colony...
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