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  1. Beekeeping 101
    So getting ready for our new packages, still assembling remaining equipment etc. And a thought crossed my mind since last year we started out with a NUC. We are starting three new hives via Packages. They are all in a close proximity to each other [maintaining about 2 1/2 feet from each other]...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I'm installing a new package into a hive that perished over the winter. I know it was mites and not disease and the dead bees left behind 20 frames of full comb in two deeps, most with at least some honey and some with full honey stores. When I install the new package, should I put them in the...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi - I'm brand new to beekeeping. Tomorrow (it will still be snowing) I will pick up 2 nucs at 7am. They are 5-frame in cardboard nuc containers. It's too cold to work with the bees, and the nuc doesn't have any insulation (is that right?). Please advise. THANKS!
  4. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Denver, Colorado - An "Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping - A Hands-on Workshop Serie An "Average Joe’s” Guide to Beekeeping - A Hands-on Workshop Series If you have an interest in bees, pollination and/or the environment, are new to beekeeping or just thinking of bee-coming a beekeeper and...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Behaviour of Bees When Releasing the Queen? **video added** I am brand new to beekeeping and have really appreciated being able to browse this forum for advice. I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to yet. We installed our package in our hive yesterday and kept the...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    We just received our new bee packages yesterday. They were put into the packages on Thursday. When we got home yesterday the wind was blowing about 25 knots and it was getting worse. I decided to wait until today hoping the weather would improve. It will be in the low 50s and a little wind. The...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Given the near-term forecast, how would you suggest we manage packages picked up on Wednesday (3/20)? http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/manassas-va/20110/march-weather/8252_pc We have no drawn combs, no frames of honey. The current plan is to hold them in the basement, and feeding 1:1 syrup...
  8. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I received my 4 pound package of NW carnies on April 7th, the food was out and had an hour drive home. It was too cold, but I had to install the bees. 5 top bars where missing from hive so cut some one by temporarily to fill the back behind a ******* false back. The queen arrived alive, but no...
  9. Bee Forum
    So, I installed my bees Wednesday morning, and I made a lot of mistakes (including pushing the cork down into the queen cage). However, even though both of my beekeeping books say to wait a week before going back in, I feel like I need to check on them for two reasons: 1. To make sure the queen...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    Hey everyone, Today was my first time installing bees, and I feel like I made a lot of mistakes. I was hoping someone could just level with me about what to expect because of some of the errors I made. 1. When I was trying to pull the cork out of the queen cage, I actually ended up pushing it...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hey everyone, Today was my first time installing bees, and I feel like I made a lot of mistakes. I was hoping someone could just level with me about what to expect because of some of the errors I made. 1. When I was trying to pull the cork out of the queen cage, I actually ended up pushing it...
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