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  1. Bee Forum
    Year 2 beginner beek looking for advice. My hive was really strong a few weeks ago, and despite my providing room, they swarmed probably two weeks ago at least. When I checked it last Sunday is when I realized this .There was no queen, still plenty of bees (but less than before) and a decent...
  2. Bee Forum
    I took this video earlier this week when the weather was in mid 40's and it was sunny. First day we've had in a long time where bees could fly. The bees are doing what looks like fanning to me, you can see it at the 11-18 seconds mark of the video. This hive has a solid bottom board, first year...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    This is a scenario I see often, yet I am not sure if it's a good one or a bad one... I have a TBH. There are several bees positioned backwards on the entrance landing. There heads are pointed in the hive and their tails pointed out. I have seen them with their tails up, but today they have...
  4. Bee Forum
    I was checking the chickens when I noticed more noise than usual from the hive. This is what I saw. It was a very hot and humid day up here in Maine and its still pretty sticky tonight. Are they getting ready to swarm or is this caused by the heat? I just added the second deep last week when I...
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