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  1. Bee Forum
    I know there is much debate whether to open feed or not and I know lots of folks do it despite the debate. My question is not so much whether to open feed or not but more why is it believed the open feeding stimulates robbing? What is it about open feeding that spurs robbing? I am open feeding...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I'm very new at this. Why are my bees fighting one another? In late December, 2015, I posted this related to a colony I took over after a friend cut down a tree. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?320333-Will-my-tiny-hive-survive I added a photo of the log/box. There a 1/2 diam...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    IMPORTANT: These are the accounts of a very newbish beekeeper and his Apiaric Empire and their fights against the wretched ant invaders. Content may not be suitable for those too wimpy to even think about raising honeybees and instead raise these vile ant creatures as a hobby. Continue~ - - - -...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I just installed a new package 3 days ago. The queen is still in her cell awaiting release via the candy plug. The reducer is at the smallest opening. A lot of bees are entering & exiting & there seems to be a lot of activity. I noticed immediately about 5-6 pairings of bees that appeared to be...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi, I combined two hives yesterday with the newspaper method. One was swarm from end of April and the other was a swarm that I caught last week. The last week swarm/hive seemed to be stronger. In the April hive I only could see drone brood. So I put the last week swarm on the bottom and the...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I just got bees two weeks ago, and person I got them from said to feed them. I tried a hive top feeder and never found any bees using it so I took it off. There is open honey and now capped honey in the super. As an experiment I tried sprinkling the top bars with sugar sryup to see if they...
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