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  1. Bee Forum
    If pollen starts going into the hive, will the queen start laying immediately, or is there a significant gap? A little pollen here last week and quite a lot today. I am wondering when I can expect new bees to start bulking up the hive population.
  2. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    So I put a package of bees in a Warre hive about a week ago. The box had angled bars and everything but, of course, my bees had other plans and they are pretty cross combed. They are not showing any bad signs. Good action in front of the hive and the building is going smoothly.(I have viewing...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have 6 hives with at least 5 of them hopelessly queenless as far as I can tell. I started noticing that the bees were filling in the cells (areas that were otherwise generally used for brood) with nectar/honey and pollen. I couldn't find eggs so I knew something was wrong. I started looking...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I think my queen stopped laying but I've read of queens not laying when it gets cold. Nights get into the upper 40's here as of the last week. Should I be re-queening? Am I missing something or is there anything else I can try? I'd let them emergency replace her but there aren't any larvae. I...
  5. Photo/Video Gallery
    This is the primary swarm from my best hive that I hived on April 25. They were started with 6 frames of drawn comb and 4 foundation.:D Alex
  6. Bee Forum
    A friend who has been beekeeping for 30 plus years suggested that replacing the brood frames in a laying worker hive was necessary due to the size of the cells caused by drone brood. Curious as to what others feel about this. If you have a laying worker hive and you have requeened, is it a...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I received a package 30 days ago and weather in Northwest Arkansas has varied considerably from warm to freezing and warm again. Looks like snow for tomorrow. Beautiful foundation and foundation less combs are drawn out but I don't see any capped brood. Plenty of honey. Bees seem very calm...
  8. Bee Forum
    Social Context and Reproductive Potential Affect Worker Reproductive Decisions in a Eusocial Insect Eighty-four percent of the fertile bees introduced into a foreign nest (n = 6 colonies) had developed ovaries seven days later, whereas only 55.6% (n = 6 colonies, p = 0.037) did when reintroduced...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    So I got a pretty large swarm. I put it in a 10 frame medium with a couple of old drawn comb. From the outside everything looks good. They bees are foraging and bringing in nectar and pollen. I opened the box up today. I see lots of new comb, but no eggs or larve or capped comb. Lots of pollen...
  10. Bee Forum
    My year-old hive has swarmed several times this year, and I'm trying to figure out if I need to requeen it. I may have a weak queen, but I'm not sure how fast queens are supposed to lay. Sorry for the long post! I'm new to beekeeping, and I don't know what to expect, so I'm trying to write...
  11. Bee Forum
    Installed a new package last week. How long before I can expect the queen to start laying?
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