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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello, I'm new to beekeeping and started this year with a Top Bar Hive. I bought a nuc and successfully transferred the bees and queen to my hive. They are happily drawing comb on my bars, laying eggs and storing honey. I have 3 frames of honey from the nuc I would like to feed back to the bees...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello, everyone, I'm a newbie, so I'm more likely to experiment with things because I don't really expect things to go right the first time anyways. So has any tried feeding bees raw honey instead of the syrup mix? I got some raw honey from a pesticide free apiary. The first batch I smeared...
  3. Bee Forum
    After an injury that laid me up for 4 weeks I've been trying to catch up on things and I've just discovered a couple of bucket that have been in my shed for the last 6 weeks of so!! Such a dumb mistake!!! They are half full of honey and piles of comb, little to none brood, all from a cut out...
  4. Bee Forum
    My friend recently gave me a little under a jar's worth of honey to feed to my bees, but I've noticed that a baggie doesn't work so well for me. I have a top feeder, but that's more for sugar water that is fed in a much greater volume, so the bees might not even be able to reach the liquid...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I have some frames of nectar and honey I would like to feed back to my hive. I read somewhere I could put an inner cover on (I use a screened inner) and put a super on top of that and put the frames of nectar in the super above the IC. Can I put in one or two frames only, or 8 (8 fr meds) or...
  6. Bee Forum
    I melt my combs and cappings in a double boiler. The wax and honey separate when cooled. Can I use this "cooked" honey to feed my bees or is this unsafe for the bees?
  7. Beekeeping 101
    My hive of Italians died over winter -- they had massive robbing by yellow jackets in November and I caught it too late. They either swarmed after that or just didn't have the numbers to survive. I cleaned out a couple of weeks ago and their top deep was full of capped honey; the bottom is all...
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