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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi all, We are trying to understand our bees' cycle more. Here's what we have noticed the past few years: Early Spring--little nectar coming in but lots of bees produced Late Spring (June)--Less bees being born but lots of nectar coming in By July we have 40 lbs to 90 lbs of honey on some...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I am a first-year beekeeper. I ordered a 3lb package of Italians in the spring and dutifully installed them the day I got them in April. After they built up to ~80% of the first deep I put the second one on and things have been slowing down since. They have only drawn out ~2.5 frames in the top...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I got this queen 1 year ago (April). I do recall her bees bearding a lot last year. didn't think much about it as it was early summer. But they are doing it again. It is March 30. East Texas - plums, pears, peaches have already bloomed. She was strong going into the winter and strong...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hi All, I'm very much new to beekeeping and only started this year when i bought my first hive 5 weeks ago. I have been reading and learning about Bees for the last few months and it's been a very steep learning curve. Talking to experinced beekeepers and ready posts have all suggested to...
  5. Observation Hive Forum
    Hello, My observation hive was started this spring with 1/2 pound of bees and a Carni queen. I started them off with a frame of honey and pollen, but left the other three frames of this four frame OH empty for their expansion. At first I placed them up high in the hive, they didn't do much...
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