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  1. Bee Forum
    My 2 new hives crashed this summer (swarmed, then overrun by vermin). I had both atop brick/stone pedestals, ~1.5 feet from the ground. Depending on the particular attacker (post-swarm), I sprinkled cinnamon and diatomaceous earth around the hives. I'm sure wax maggots and some SHBs escaped my...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I ended up with 3 hives with queen cells in them,(from the friend I had been working with and learning from.) the person I originally ordered a queen and bees from never wrote my name down on his list. He was very apologetic and had been up since 3 am. with the arrival of all the bees. anyway...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello - The place I have picked out for my hives is partially shaded. I know full sun would be ideal. The 2 hives would be facing a fence so that their flight path doesn't coincide with my work in the garden they will be in. (urban environment) How much sun is minimum for their health? They...
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