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  1. Bee Forum
    I am confused about what I keep hearing about your first year, and not getting any honey. I have had hives before, but this year I am getting 4 hives which will have a few frames of drawn comb and the other frames have foundation. I am getting packages next week and hope to get some honey this...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi all, first-year beekeeper here. I started two hives from packages on March 30th. Hive #1 is doing great. It drinks sugar-water as fast as I can feed it (6lbs of 1:1 sugar water in about 1-2 days), has completely drawn out two 10-frame deeps, and has a good brood pattern and a noticeably...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have several questions as I enter my first spring with full hives. I had 2 hives going into the winter and I fed them pretty continuously 2:1 to prevent starvation since it was their first winter and I didn't want to have a deadout from starvation. Hive #1 : 2 deeps and a medium had tons of...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! This is my first year beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for winter. The last two visits I have made to my hive, I have not seen any new eggs. Is this a sign that my queen had died or left ? Do I need to install a new queen, or do I assume she has stopped...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello, This is my first season beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for the winter. During my last two visits, I have seen no new eggs, leading me to believe the queen is gone. The entire upper deep is full of capped honey,and the lower deep had mature eggs. Is it...
  6. Bee Forum
    This was my first year as a beekeeper in south central Massachusetts ( Worcester county). I have a single hive ( 4 brood with 1 honey super - all 8 frames) I did not expect it but I was able to pull some honey from the super ( one frame ). I am leaving the rest to the bees for winter. Since...
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