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  1. Beekeeping 101
    This is my first year beekeeping, though now I wonder if I'm going to be able to. I live in Portland, OR and ordered 2 packages of bees from Georgia. I was notified that they shipped and were to arrive Friday 3/27 by 10:30 am. I ultimately received a notice that they were going to arrive on...
  2. Bee Forum
    I live in a fairly dense urban location with mostly identical housing and I think my bees are getting lost returning to the hive and its bothering my neighbor. I am searching for suggestions and ideas for how to deal with the issue. Whenever there is strong activity outside the hive there is...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    When I open the top bars bees come crawling out all over the place. I can brush some back in. However many just stay on top of the bars when I place all the bars back in position. I figure they will find their way between the roof space to the entrance again. Is it correct to think that way? It...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have two hives in my back yard that were started from hybrid italian/carniolan packages at the end of March. Today they each completely fill two deeps, and one has half filled a medium super with honey. Saturday I added a medium to both hives. I walked out to visit the hives on Sunday...
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