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  1. Bee Forum
    I’m going to establish an 8 frame all medium hive in early May in central Tennessee. I’ll be using a 3 lb package and will be installing on new wood frames with new wax foundation. My question is, should I install the package into one 8 frame medium, let them get established and then soon add...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    New to beekeeping and deciding on equipment lots of choices and valued opinions. I live in upstate NY zone 5b. I have on order 3 overwintered nucs from Vermont which are deeps. My main question, is it smarter to add them all to there hive bodies or to keep one a nuc and use it to help build...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello, I am new to bee keeping and I have a question. I started out with a 8 frame foundationless deep brood box which the bees pulled very nicely. When they pulled about 6.5 frames, I added a 8 frame foundation medium brood box. The medium box has been on the hive for about 10 days and the...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi, first year beekeeper here. I purchased two different hives (though both Langstroths) and bees from two different sources in April and have been having a great year so far. Both have been thriving. I have tried to figure out over the weeks what is the best policy regarding feeding and...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have a new split this year that has two medium brood boxes full of brood, one full honey super, and two supers that have drawn comb. Do I need to add more supers (which would have no drawn comb) so they can keep expanding or wait until they have another super full of honey? Don't want them to...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hi, I have searched through dozens if not hundreds of past messages on this forum to educate myself, but have not found a thread that specifically addresses my scenario & questions. I'm posting my compilation of thoughts from this research & request input from my wonderful fellow beekeepers on...
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