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  1. Beekeeping 101
    This is my third year beekeeping. The first two were not so good. This year I have two hives, with new packages installed in April. They are both going great guns, far better than the first two years. Can I put honey supers on already if both deeps are drawn and the bees are doing well? I...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have a strong hive in which the 1 honey super (above the 2 deeps) now has 6 of 10 frames with capped honey (mostly; some sides are only partly worked). I was told by an old-timer the other day that "if you have 2 good deeps as a brood chamber for your hive, you won't have to worry about the...
  3. Bee Forum
    My strong hive has capped honey in its honey super (hive also has 2 deeps, well-populated/staffed). I don't especially wanna harvest honey this fall, so .... somebody recommended I merely remove the honey super, place it near the hive and let the bees rob their own super to bring honey back to...
  4. Bee Forum
    I realize that the answer to my question is very specific to both location and the particular year but I will ask any way: I am located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area (Castro Valley to be precise) I have two hives that have done pretty well this year. Both hives have nearly...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have a 2-deep Langstroth hive with a medium honey super with drawn frames above a queen excluder. The bees showed little interest in the honey super until about a week ago. Yesterday there were a few hundred bees working the honey super. Today there are thousands. It's virtually overflowing...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hey Everyone, First year bee keeper here and I was wondering when is the earliest and latest you should add honey supers to your hives? I am in central Illinois, and the clover bloom is still in full swing and I expect that goldenrod will be here relatively soon. I have two hives, both of them...
  7. Bee Forum
    On the package of pollen patties I got from Brushy Mountain it says to remove honey supers. Does anyone know why? They have honey bee healthy is that why? Thanks.
  8. Bee Forum
    I have two 10 frame deep brood boxes and 1 honey super on top with a Queen excluder between the brood and the super. My question is should I have 9 frames or 10 frames in the super? I am thinking this is a matter of opinion and what works for one more than the other just like queen excluders. I...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Good day all! So this spring we harvested many honey supers that were left over from the winter. Unfortunately, they were all taken from hives that were busy at the beginning of winter and died by spring, even though they had plenty of honey. That is a question for another day. Most of the...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if I can put my medium frames that are currently in my hive into deep supers. I bought nine hives from someone which are in honey supers (1 super only). I want to take away those supers and put the frames in the deep box as I want to paint the honey supers. Will the...
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