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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Ordered 2 nuc colonies this spring. Arrived on July 17. Came with complete hives (lid, bottom board, box) plus 4 frames of brood w/queen, 1 frame honey, 1 in hive feeder, 4 new frames. I removed empty feeder next day and replaced with empty frame. Box almost full therefore added another deep...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I have had a hive swarm in the last week or so. I was doing inspections yesterday (11/7) and realized the numbers were down in this particular hive, figured it was just downsizing for winter, but found torn out queen cells (at least 2) and no marked queen in the box. I have a couple of...