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  1. Bee Forum
    Got into my new hive and saw that the bees have honey bound the queen. On top of that they will not draw out the super provided to them weeks ago. Also saw 2 supercedure cells. They are in a ten frame deep with a medium super on top. They are bearding like a freak show. I thought I would pull...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, I am a first year brand newby and I am having issues.... seems every time i take the advise of my local supply shop, I end up killing a bunch of bees so I figure I should stop before i kill the whole hive! I have resolved most all of my issues except the latest one... or should I say...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    So I live in in Washington state, I have two medium 8 frame boxes with natural comb. my bottom box has about six full frames of honey with a little pollen mixed in and only two with brood. My top box is only built out to four frames (full of honey) with only little pieces of comb on the two...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I had a three deep hive that swarmed about a month ago. Things were great going great, but the honey flow hit too fast and I didn't have any supers on. So, they filled the top deep with honey, the queen flew off with her minions and left me with some good DNA. Newbie mistake. Now, I...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have a swarm that was given to me. I installed it and fed them. After 17 days, I checked the hive and found no signs of queen activity, and the bees were mean and stung me. I bought a new queen and was worried that if I put her in there the other queen might kill her since I never found her...
  6. 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...
  7. Bee Forum
    That's my question. Does a queenless colony switch to honey-making mode in the absence of a queen and new brood? I have a 3-deep colony that became queenless about a month ago and I was only able to requeen it a couple days ago. During the three weeks in which it was queenless, the bees...
  8. Bee Forum
    I installed a package on 4/06/13 and I think the queen might be failing. When I inspected the hive last night (05/07/13) I found no brood and I had difficulty discerning if eggs existed. I found the queen scurrying along so I know she is alive. Quick timeline: 04/06/13 - package was installed...
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