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  1. Bee Forum
    Hey Beeks! I've been keeping bees for close to a decade now. When I first started I followed all the rules, did all the recommended treatments and whatnot. These days I'm very passive in my maintenance. I seldom treat or tear down unless I identify an issue and I don't do preventative...
  2. Bee Forum
    I've been keeping bees for 8 years now. As a noob I was tearing the hive down, looking for the queen, looking for evidence of varroa, hive beetles, etc. The last couple years I haven't completely torn down my hives. I do PM like oxalic acid once a year and of course feed in spring and fall. I...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello everybody, i had a question. I have 3 deep boxes of Russian bees so far. I was wondering if i should add a queen excluder before my next box then add my supers on top of that. And also, if i have a queen excluder do i need to maintain hive capacity for the other 3 boxes underneath by...
  4. Bee Forum
    Good day, 3 out of my 3 hives have wintered alright they're working now. I've seen a lot of different instructions and videos regarding "spring inspection". People do all kinds of things including switching bottom and top bodies. all of my hives are Langstroth(1x10 framer and 2x8 framers)...
  5. Bee Forum
    Good morning! So as stated in the title I'm a first time beekeeper who has started my first two hives just last Sunday... I just have a few questions I can't seem to find much information on and would love your input! The Facts: 1. I have two Langstroth hives that I got from Kelley's that are...
  6. Products of The Hive
    Hi Guys, I thought we could share our beeswax maintenance tips so everyone can benefit from them. My tips below to get it started: Keep the candle(s) out of a draft to ensure it burns longer and doesn't drip Refrigerate the candle(s) for an hour or so prior to burning to prolong its life...
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