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    Over the past month, we noticed that our top brood box was becoming “honey bound”. Honey bound simply means that the box has so much honey that the queen has no where to lay eggs, thus continuing brood production. The problem arises when the queen decides she needs to relocate part of the hive...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I'm a very inexperienced BeeKeeper. I've been "tightning" up my hives in preparation for winter. From the stores collected it looks like my area had a decent flow this fall. I've reduced my hives to two brood boxes each. Most seem to have a heavier top box than bottom. I'm assuming that's...
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    I went through one hive last week to see how things were going. It has 2 deep brood chambers, a medium super, and a small super. I didn't extract honey last year because I wasn't sure how much honey to leave for the winter. So, one brood chamber and the medium super were full of honey and...
  4. Bee Forum
    I am coming out of a long drought in my region. We had rain one day in the previous month and I continued to feed the girls on sugar syrup. I got more rain for a few days in this month. I am now seeing nectar in the hives. However in one hive the bees are loading nectar every where, in the brood...
  5. Bee Forum
    Okay - I have a hive - double brood box - that is completely full of honey - Out of 20 frames, there is less than one side of one frame covered with brood. The hive is loaded with bees, and I added a super about 18 days ago. They are just starting to draw the comb out of the supers. Should I...
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