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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    We have a hive that looked like it would make it through it's first winter - very strong at Christmas and lots of bees. It had two deep boxes with at least 8-10 full frames of honey. Suddenly the population dwindled and we reduced to one box, assuming there was no longer a queen. With the...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    So I lost a hive about a month and a half ago. Not sure what cause it, but all the bees were dead at the bottom of the hive. There was a decent amount of capped and uncapped honey on the frames along with empty comb. Some still had dead bees in them. My assumption was that they were...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have had a hive swarm in the last week or so. I was doing inspections yesterday (11/7) and realized the numbers were down in this particular hive, figured it was just downsizing for winter, but found torn out queen cells (at least 2) and no marked queen in the box. I have a couple of...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi guys, check this out: http://hemispheresapart.com/the-bravery-of-the-cape-bee-2/ Fascinating, I can't wait for the next update.
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