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  1. Bee Forum
    I have to move my 4 hives tonight to a new location as I just changed residences. I have a friend who's a former college offensive lineman helping me so we should be good on the manpower side of things. :applause: HOWEVER, I do not want to spill lots of nectar out of cells as I tip the hives a...
  2. Bee Forum
    Is it OK to move a new hive for pollination? I have four hives this year all new from packages, but with a few frames of drawn comb, so the queens started laying right away. I am thinking of moving 1 of the four to my friend's house to help with apple tree pollination. Is that a bad idea as...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have about 8 hives at the top of a hill in the open that I would like to move back to a tree line for wind protection. The tree line is about 100 ft. back from the current location. I realize just moving them now would cause a lot of confusion and loss of foragers to the original location. So...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello! We are new beekeepers and have had some good luck with a swarm capture and moved an established swarm out of our slump block retaining wall to another top frame hive we built just yesterday. The bees were very angry yesterday and Mr. Man was stung so many times. We left some brood and...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, We are renovating our home extensively. A colony was well established in the walls when we purchased the home in 2007 (it had been empty for years). That colony was "destroyed" :eek: but as it will Nature found its way back to the house. We thought all gaps were closed but lost a...
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