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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello Marcy from Maine here reporting in. I am so excited. Once again all my colonies made it through winter and this was CRAZY winter here in Maine. No winter losses and so I continue with my natural bee keeping approach. I did lose one hive due to queenlessness (likely not an actual word)...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    This is my third hour of owning bees :) I just installed a five frame NUC. After watching videos and reading about it I thought I was rather successful. But I do wonder what is an acceptable amount of bees that don't make it into the super or new hive. I thought I used enough smoke to keep them...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello Finally we are coming out of our winter here in the Brunswick Maine coastal area. My bees seem to have survived. I have been regressing and headed toward Michael Bush's program of natural beekeeping. I did suffer one hive loss late last year due to mites and may have to FMGO the other...
  4. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    OK, so I installed my 4-lb packages into their foundationless hives 1 week ago today. Each hive has been consuming an average of one pint of syrup per day from a top (mason jar) feeder. I'm seeing more and more foragers returning to the hive laden with pollen, and the pollen is of three...
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