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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi, I have to types of beehives, one is carnioland and the other is italian. They were both installed around the same time. Carniolans are growing in numbers like crazy vs. Italians seem to regress. I was wondering if that is normal that Italians are in regress? Few days ago I inspected the...
  2. Bee Forum
    We are brand new to beekeeping although we did attend classes hosted by a professional beekeeper. I believe that we installed the bees and the queen correctly and we started feeding them syrup. We had nice weather almost every day since installation and the hive activity has been very strong...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi there - new here! I spent some time searching through posts and didn't see anything that quite fit my problem, so I am going to post it here and hope that you can help me. I started a hive in April with some Italian honey bees. They grew quite quickly and filled out about 70% of the deep...
  4. Welcome Forum
    After a year of listening to my step-dad's exploits with bees, I just couldn't resist getting into it. I have six Italian extremely docile hives in Carpinteria, CA at the moment. I'm probably going to disperse them to several friends' places throughout the county. I'm excited to learn more...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello all. I guess its that time year....the robbing time of year. I have one particularly strong hive (started from a package this year...Italians) that seems to be menacing all the other hives. I can tell them from the other bees I have as they are much lighter....and there flight paths to...
  6. Photo/Video Gallery
    I put up another short video on Youtube. Thanks for all the constructive ideas and thoughts!
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