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  1. Bee Forum
    I visited my hive yesterday & saw only a small amount of capped brood. No eggs or larvae at any stage. There were 2 queen cells in my hive but they were not capped and had no larvae. I am thinking that the solution here is to get a new queen? This hive had struggled with raising a well...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I keep my hives in a wooded area that received dappled sunlight. I'm in the Baltimore, MD area and we have had quite a rainy July for the area. I am unable to move my hives to a sunnier area at this time. I had 2 hives - Hive A & Hive B. I had received my nucs in April & both hives struggled...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I am in Maryland and we have had cool, rainy weather the past 2 days. I observed a small cluster of bee bearding, or what I believe to be bearding, outside my hive. There were a few bees also outside the cluster that were barely moving & appeared nearly dead. And, a handful of dead bees on the...
  4. For Sale
    Happy New Year! 3 lb package bees with Italian Queens for sale March 21/22 - Mount Airy, Md. $110 5 frame nucs, deep or medium - strong 5 frame nucs, no partially drawn frames April 29-30 - $145 (made in Maryland, queens started in Georgia with grafts from overwintered Maryland Queens)...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    We installed our first two packages this weekend and while building the equipment last week we had scouts from somewhere checking out our hives. So in the next few days I will have newly emptied queen cages from our two packages. I was thinking I could use them to entice a swarm. I have...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Hello Beekeepers, I am brand new to beekeeping. A friend got me interested. His church keeps bees and they paid a ton for two top bar hives. Being a woodworker, I took the challenge to build two more hives for him and two for me. At the end of March, 2015, I installed my first two packages. I am...
  7. Bee Forum
    Report Says Fewer Bees Perished Over the Winter, but the Reason Is a Mystery By JOHN SCHWARTZMAY 15, 2014 Honeybees could be on their way back, according to a new federal report. The collapse of bee populations around the country in recent years has led to warnings of a crisis in foods grown...
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