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  1. Bee Forum
    I'm a new (this is my second year) beekeeper in Central Portugal. I've looked at various methods for moving hives and I haven't seen this and wanted comments. Workers have a memory of the hive location that fades over time (let's say over 4 days). Could you move a hive in the evening, say 50...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I had a very strong hive in a bad location. Two days ago I went to move it about fifty feet. When I got there it was in the process of swarming. Very impressive, I’d never seen that before. The swarm formed up on the ground near by and I was able to scoop them up and put them into a 10 frame...
  3. Bee Forum
    hi everybody, i work with langstroth beehive, last year i decide to not use queen excluder and therfore work as Unlimited Broodnest Management so after that colony grows in 3 boxes, the bees have moved all the brood nest from the first box to the second one,and the first box has become like a...
  4. Bee Forum
    I am about 18 months from retirement. We currently live in Northern Illinois a bit west of Chicago. We would like to retire to a smaller house on at least an acre of land. Do you have any recommendations for a part of the country (excluding Florida) that we could retire to, and keep 10-30 hives...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I know it's supposed to move only three feet a day, so the girls can find their way back, but I'd like to speed up the process. (It's too close to my neighbor's driveway as is.) It seems like I could move them three feet at a time every twelve hours or so and they'd all find home. Actually, as...
  6. Bee Forum
    Just started beekeeping this spring, been at this location 7 years and never had crops next to us till this year.(soybean only 6 ft. away from hives) I've been all over the internet trying to learn . I found 1 mention about harvest dust. should I move all the girls before the pickers get...
  7. Bee Forum
    A friend of mine has a hive of bees that took up residence in box on the ground around 3 years ago and they want them removed. I don't want to see them destroyed so have told them I'll do it, i just need to work out how?! I was thinking of moving this box a small distance of 4 -5 meters and...
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