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  1. Bee Forum
    New to the Bee scene. Bought two 5 frame nucs from a local supplier. Installed them on May 9th. Went to check on them this evening. I knew I was going to need to add another brood box and was checking to see if it was time. One hive is ready. The second hive may have been ready last week...
  2. Bee Forum
    I was lucky enough to capture a monster swarm with a bait hive. While hiving them, I noticed they seemed much smaller than my other bees. I'm assuming it is because they are feral and have been making the natural 4.9 size cells instead of our man made 5.4 size. Question is...what to do since...
  3. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Our Chat with Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping We are happy this week to present the interview with Michael Bush. Michael is a well-known treatment free beekeeper from Nebraska. He is renowned for his common sense and practical approach to keeping bees. Here is what you will find...
  4. Bee Forum
    I wanted to do my bottom 2 brood boxes 9 thin frames in 8 frame medium boxes but due to a wonky start I opted to use 8 normal frames to have more space to deal with it. now i'm coming close to being able to put a 2nd box on and i'm wondering if putting 9 thin frames would confuse things...
  5. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    This has to be one of the most eloquent, succinct, important and impressive messages to the world regarding bee keeping. What's more important is that this philosophy carries over into how we should be taking care of ourselves, agriculture, etc and so-forth.
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    The small hive beetles have arrived. I made an interesting observation the other day about a "mistake" I made when putting together my top bar hive, that may have actually ended up working to my advantage in battling these varmints. For the most part, I used a design that I found on Michael...
  7. Bee Forum
    I know this topic has been discussed before. But I have some specific questions about the bottom of the hive. What does the bottom of your set up look like or consist of? I was thinking of securing hardware cloth to the bottom box, and just letting the mites drop through to the ground? But...
  8. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Join us for a great 2 part seminar with Michael Bush - www.bushfarms.com, and Sam Comfort - www.anarchyapiaries.org on June 9th from 10am-6pm. The morning session will be a lecture, followed by a potluck lunch. The afternoon session will be hands-on demonstrations. It's the first time Michael...
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