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  1. Bee Forum
    So one of my hives swarmed today. As sad as it was to see them land so high up in an impossible to navigate cedar tree, it was amazing to witness for the first time. My question; I have a few nucs that I made earlier in the season with swarm cells from another hive. Those nucs now have laying...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi, When doing queen introductions with cages that don't allow the bees to dig out the queen through the candy, i manually release her. On a couple of occasions, I've noticed that the queen takes flight right after I release her. I assume this is a bad sign but what does this actually mean...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I'm just getting into beekeeping after nearly ten years away from the hobby. All my old gear has been sitting outside or in my garage the entire time. Its a collection of all types of equipment that I've acquired from many different people. Some of it dates back probably 30 years. Nearly...
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