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  1. Welcome Forum
    hi all, first year beekeeper this year in Iowa, I’ve noticed that in a multitude of cells there is at least 2 to 3 per, we’ve only recently put the package from mannlake, checked it today and found that out. What do I do?
  2. Funding Requests: KickStarter, GoFundMe, FundRazr
    We are a family looking to raise bees. We just bought our first house, we put every penny we had into getting this house. We were able to get one 8 frame deep, a smoker, and a multi tool so far. We are trying to become as self sufficient as possible and start homesteading. Our house is on an...
  3. Welcome Forum
    So I'm not actually sure which forum is the appropriate forum to ask this. We've always had bees around the house because we have flowers and fruit frees out back, but I cannot remember a single time they've ever tried to get IN to my house. But in the past several weeks they've started trying...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    My package is building into their second box, bottom box 7 of 10 build out. Queen laying solid frames of brood. Found the start of 3 swarm cells. In heavy flow right now with sweet clover blooming and fields of star thistle. It’s probably too late for me to try and get a split. Any thoughts...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, Question for the experts. I found larvae (approx. 4 larvae hanging around in my hive) it was either in uncapped wax or on top of the frames in the burr comb that was starting to be built. It looks like bee larvae but I don't know because one of the larvae was double the size of a bee...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, A friend was getting out of the hobby and gave me some hives including one that is active. To complicate things I took them to some property we own that is about an hour away (New Braunfels TX, I'm in Austin) so I don't see them very often. I went recently and noticed that the bees...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am about 2+ weeks into being a newbee top bar beekeeper. I originally applied petroleum jelly and cinnamon to the lower legs to deter ants and this morning I went out to check the sugar water and found ants on the bottom board below the 8 point screen. I cleaned up everything I could get at...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I received my first two bee packages yesterday and successfully put them in the two hives I had planned for them. Everything seemed to go great, then I noticed that many of the bees were going in and out of two other empty hives I had open for the next bees to arrive on the 27th. I checked...
  9. Bee Forum
    Help? I just did an inspection and found two masses in my hive, one is white and one is grayish-bluish. I have no clue what these are. My last inspection was 2 weeks ago and they weren't there. Should I go back in and remove them? I have no idea what to do. I am new at this and have had this...
  10. Welcome Forum
    hi everybody, im new to this bee keeping and I desperately need help
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