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  1. Bee Forum
    So I was told by a commercial beekeeper to check my hives every 10 to 14 days. I totally get the problems that over inspection and brings. However, what constitutes “going in”? If I pop the top check the top box to see how crammed it is, does that count? Or is it 10 to 14 days for a full...
  2. Bee Forum
    Thoroughly inspected my weak hive Monday (2 days ago), seeing plenty of SHBs skittering on foundations and frames. Squished what I could. Brood looks sketchy in the upper deep and semi-OK in the lower. I've never seen the queen in this hive (had it since late April) but bee #s have always been...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    My 1st year as a beek, so ..... I inspected my 2 hives a week after picking them up (late April), then weekly for a while, then q2wks. All seems good, and I'm wondering: should I continue inspections about every-other-week or so during the summer, or just let 'em alone until fall? Seems to be a...
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