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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am new to beekeeping and the bees have been in the hive for one week today. The queen was released day three. Is it too soon to do an inspection and see how things are going? I have read different advice on this saying now is the time to check out the hive and others saying that it is too...
  2. Bee Forum
    I'm a new keeper and live in Eastern Ok, wondering when is the best time to open hives for the first time in spring and start looking for swarm signs. Thanks!
  3. Video Gallery
    Heh, I accidentally said "bringing in comb" instead of pollen. It's hard to see but four of the five frames in the box was full of comb. I checked for brood without filming because that requires two hands, but there was plenty of tiny eggs in the frame where the queen cage was in. Am I right...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I just did my first inspection and it did not go that well. I forgot my hive tool and the feeder was hard to pry off the frames from the propolis but once the frames were exposed it looks like combs are being built between the frames (is this cross comb?) I had difficulty removing the first...
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