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    Hello all, I'm looking at keeping a honey super on my double deep hive bodies, which I did last year for the first time and it worked well. But would like advice on procedure for feeding 2-1 sugar syrup to help pack the hives with the super on? or if I should remove it during feeding. I'd...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello everybody, i had a question. I have 3 deep boxes of Russian bees so far. I was wondering if i should add a queen excluder before my next box then add my supers on top of that. And also, if i have a queen excluder do i need to maintain hive capacity for the other 3 boxes underneath by...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello everybody, i had a question. I have 3 deep boxes of Russian bees so far. I was wondering if i should add a queen excluder before my next box then add my supers on top of that. And also, if i have a queen excluder do i need to maintain hive capacity for the other 3 boxes underneath by...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    When I last checked my "strong" hive, about half of the 10 frames in the honey super had been nicely worked. [there're 2 deeps below it]. That was 2 weeks ago. I may do an inspection today; if I find that the honey super has been mostly (and well-) worked, can/should I add a 2nd super? We're in...
  5. Bee Forum
    Newbie with 2 first year hives. We started with Mann Lake kits that included frames with plastic Rite Cell foundation. As we've been reading more, we are considering moving toward foundationless. Also, when we are able to extract honey from the hives we think we prefer harvesting comb honey over...
  6. Bee Forum
    So I left my honey super on during an Apivar treatment last fall. I ended up leaving the super on for the bees as extra food since this is my first winter and wanting to give them the best chances of success. In any event, I'm wondering whether I can use those frames again for gathering honey...
  7. Bee Forum
    I know I've seen a post for something like this in the past but cannot find it. Live in South Central Ontario. Does anyone store their supers outside for the winter? I was thinking of putting them on a couple of skids and then cover the top with a piece of plywood and then a cement pad on...
  8. Equipment/Hardware
    Recieved my 6 frames from Flow Hive about 6 weeks ago, I was told that I was one of the 1st 500 supporters to crowd fund it on Indigogo. I know many people have mixed feelings about this product, how it works, is it good for the Bees and beekeeping. I also have doubts and questions. I have...
  9. Bee Forum
    This is my 1st year. I have 2 deep boxes and a medium honey super. My honey super is full an capped. Being so late in the year should I add another super? Should I remove a couple capped frames and replace them with undrawn frames? I don't know what would be best. Thanks for your help. P.S. I'm...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    I built a ventilated Honey jar super to see how it would do. This appealed to me for several reasons, fresh honey right in the jar, easily topped off and sealed, the observation aspect of watching the bees construct comb and make the honey, and I also think that the jars are a unique bit of Bee...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hello, i'm a first year beekeeper and still trying to absorb this monster ammount of information called beekeeping. My location is Gresham, Oregon (Not far from Portland) I currently have 2 hives, both hives are supposed to be Italians. One of my hives is a package and the other is a starting...
  12. Bee Forum
    Do you ever inspect the entire hive? My first year I left everything for them in order to give them the best outcome possible. I am new to this and am a second year bee keeper. I bought my second set of bee's this year. They are doing fabulous and I have my third super on hive #1. Hive #2 I just...
  13. Bee Forum
    Any issues with fragility using honey super frames with old wired wax foundation? It should be from ~1996. I know the previous owner/hive's history. Just wondering if the foundation will be strong enough to use as a honey super and in an extractor.
  14. Bee Forum
    I have had a rough start to this hobby. Last year( early spring) was my 1st, and a few weeks after acquiring a healthy hive a bear tore through it causing them to swarm. Then in late summer of 2012 a spontaneous swarm took shelter in my hive and actually made it through the winter. They are very...
  15. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have had a rough start to this hobby. Last year( early spring) was my 1st, and a few weeks after acquiring a healthy hive a bear tore through it causing them to swarm. Then in late summer of 2012 a spontaneous swarm took shelter in my hive and actually made it through the winter. They are very...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    First-time poster here, I've got some confuzzling happenings in my backyard apiary. We (my beekeeping partner and I) purchased two packages and two Langstroth medium-box hives this year. Hive #1 was great from the start; #2, not so much. A month or two in, I found emergency queen cells all...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    I was just wondering how many frames I can take from supers come spring/summer without making them starve or swarm. How many can I take without feeding, and how many can I take if I am supplying a sugar substitute (which I'd rather not do)?.
  18. Bee Forum
    Hello fellow beekeepers. I am new to the craft this year, and live in mild-wintered Aiustin, Texas. I have one hive and my bees are doing very well despite the terrible drought. We have been feeding most of the year, and the girls have filled two deeps. We just stopped feeding, and I think I...
  19. Welcome Forum
    Hello fellow beekeepers. I am new to the craft this year, and live in mild-wintered Aiustin, Texas. I have one hive and my bees are doing very well despite the terrible drought. We have been feeding most of the year, and the girls have filled two deeps. We just stopped feeding, and I think I...
  20. Beekeeping 101
    During the past two seasons, we have added a Queen Excluder onto our brood supers. Since we never got any surplus honey (nor drawn comb for that matter), we always assumed that it was due to being too late in the season -- after the peak of the honey-flow. Now -- after reading through the...
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