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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello im a new beekeeper and have run into a small problem. I have heard that one of the main killer of bees is the chemicals that are sprayed over row crops, the only problem is where I live there is nothing but crop fields for 45 minutes in any direction. we have a small 5 acre plot of woods...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have 3 new single deep hives and a double nuc made from an old 10fr deep. I also have 3 big hives double deep and 3 supers or more. I am wondering the best placement or spacing for them in the apiary. My concern is robbing, now and especially later in the summer. Yes, robber screens and yes...
  3. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    Hello everyone, I have 3 acres, all full sun (no shade). Out of those 3, I would like to plant various kinds of flowers that the bees like on 2 acres. I don’t like plants that are more than 2 feet tall. So up to a foot high, would be perfect. Some can be up to 2 feet if those variety of plants...
  4. Bee Forum
    I'm trying to decide on a location for 1-possibly 2 locations for an apiary in southern Arizona. I would like to know the different temperaments of different subspecies of Apis Mellifera at different elevations. My local topography is between 2000'-9,000' altitude. Between those altitudes I see...
  5. Bee Forum
    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone !!! I have a quite simple and interesting question out of curiosity - I don't think something is wrong with my hives, but behavior is different. Originally I was suggested to keep robbers screens on and to me it is just on the way of bees to keep the hives clean...
  6. Bee Forum
    I started a new package this year and the bees started their comb building in front, right corner instead of the center of the box. They have made their way all the way across the box now and are working on the 10th frame. The greater concentration is still to the front, right corner though. I...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Greetings all! I am new to the wonderful world of Beekeeping and am looking forward to next years season. I have taken several hands on classes as well as studied a few books and will be keeping my own hive starting in 2016. The question I have is where to place my hive. I live in a small...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I just realized that the spot I had picked for my hive will be hit by a newly installed sprinkler system and so need to think about choosing a new spot. (My packages arrive in about a week.) Here's the situation: I am keeping my hives at my family beach house in Long Island, so I am not able...
  9. Commercial Beekeeping
    Im about to graduate from Cal Poly here this spring and plan on getting into the commercial bee industry. Currently, I have 250 hives and located Tulare, Ca (central valley) and plan on relocating the business elsewhere in California where there is more natural forage for the bees unlike the...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Haven't had many of my hives swarm, but didn't take note of location of queen cells when they did. Wondering if frames in certain locations in the brood nest are more likely to have queen cells. Given that swarm queen cells are usually towards the bottom of the brood nest, has anyone noticed a...
  11. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    3 lb package arrives May 3rd...i think this is a good thing for Montana. It's still awfully cold and it snowed 4 inches just a couple of days ago. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR..... anyways, i have them located in the southeast corner of my lawn between my two pie cherry trees...with the...
  12. Bee Forum
    I came across this great site and I recommend that you post your bee haven. I posted mine in Japan. What I really like about it is it a joint project of Pesticide Action Network and Beyond Pesticides. http://www.honeybeehaven.org/
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Western Oregon, wet mild winters. This is my first year for bee keeping. Property from the house slopes down south facing hill to a berm I built along the highway (12’tall x245’long 45 degree sides open on the east, west borders the road). Front face of the berm is 75 yds away, 30’ drop from...
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