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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Last September, we got a set of bees from a bee removal person. We installed the bees into a hive. We let things set for a week or so and then decided to look in and see how they were doing. We never saw the queen, was concerned whether a queen was present, etc. My daughter and son-in-law...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I'd had a very difficult time in a large hive finding the queen - I use all mediums, and there's regularly brood across three boxes. I went out Sunday - same result - went through each box, every frame - no/little smoke used - just one pissed off hive. Today, I remembered a podcast where a...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have two questions – one about finding the queen, and another related to the use of a queen excluder. For reference, I use all mediums – two of my hives are “second year” – the other three new packages. Finding the Queen Can’t do it. In general, doesn’t bother me because as long as I see...
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