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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi all! I'm new to beekeeping and don't have a lot to offer in the way of experience, but based on natural honey bee habits, wouldn't it make sense to keep a reducer on the hive? Bees naturally look for a cavity with a small entrance. This allows for better defense and the employment of fewer...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello everyone, My name is Christopher, and this is my first (aside from my introduction) post. Because this happens to pertain more to the hive itself, I decided to post in this thread rather than the Top Bar one. I am having my hive custom built by my uncle who's a finished carpenter, and...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello everyone, This year I'm doing swarm traps and 5-frame deep nucs. I won't to keep my equipment as interchangeable as possible, so im using the nucs as swarm traps as well. I don't really want a hole in the nuc boxes so i was wondering if anyone has drilled the hole on the bottom/floor of...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello all. I started last year and have managed to overwinter 3 out of 4 hives. I've made most of my boxes and 'succumbed' to the bottom entrances and they've worked w/o any issues. I only use screened bottom boards and have propped up some tops as needed or used inner covers to help with...
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