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  1. Bee Forum
    I have a couple of hives that I need to move by spring-ish. They are in a location that was not well chosen, as they fly through the pathway to the garden. They are not an urgent problem (they haven't stung anyone), but my wife asked that I move them "by spring." I will move them a minimum of...
  2. For Sale
    I have a Kelley hive loader which I have taken apart in order to rebuild motors and gear reduction boxes, replace seals, replace drive chains, paint, lubricate, etc. As I am now retired, I probably will not complete the task, but it is all there for someone with fundamental mechanical and...
  3. Commercial Beekeeping
    IF your bee yard is near/adjacent to Almonds well after the bloom is there still any concern about spraying later in the year? Let me put it another way: Do commercial beeks need to move all their hives anytime a neighboring farmer has to perform some kind of chemical application? Or can bees...
  4. Bee Forum
    Does it really work to put a branch in front of the hive entrance to be able to move the hive about 50'? Thanks!
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, i need to move my rooftop beehives from 20 to 50 feet, depending on the hive, to the location I will keep them for winter. In the new location I will cluster the three of them together. My plan is to close them up for 2 to 3 days, move them and then when I open them to put branches or...
  6. 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...
  7. Equipment/Hardware
    I ended up with 3 hives with queen cells in them,(from the friend I had been working with and learning from.) the person I originally ordered a queen and bees from never wrote my name down on his list. He was very apologetic and had been up since 3 am. with the arrival of all the bees. anyway...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    IMPORTANT: These are the accounts of a very newbish beekeeper and his Apiaric Empire and their fights against the wretched ant invaders. Content may not be suitable for those too wimpy to even think about raising honeybees and instead raise these vile ant creatures as a hobby. Continue~ - - - -...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I moved my hives from my back yard across the driveway about 70 ft . I moved two nukes last evening, single deep 10 frames, and my April packages double deep 10 frames before they got moving this morning. I have one nuke doing poorly so I put it where the best package had been in hopes the odd...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    I started two packages, on April 7 , added three nucs two weeks ago. They are all in my fenced yard I now have to move them to their new fenced bee yard about 100 ft across the driveway. I am reading about moving and getting more unsure of the plan. What suggestions are available for a...
  11. Bee Forum
    Because of my location I have distinct spots in my apiary for hives. Each spring I have the need to move one or two colonies into a new position within the bee-yard for reasons that I won't go into now, but necessary. I usually can move the hives by either moving them a foot or so a day until...
  12. Bee Forum
    I am taking fifty double deep nucs from Ohio to South Carolina tomorrow. Though it is freezing up here, the temps in the south are much better. I will be hauling them on a trailer with a wind-break on the front and some tarps pulled across the top. Is there anything else I should be worrying...
  13. Bee Forum
    I am a new beekeeper who is planning to establish a hive soon, so I'll be ready for spring. I've been reading (books and online) all I can, and have pretty much determined what equipment and supplies I'll need. I was in the process of ordering the equipment when I learned of a beekeeper in my...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    I caught a swarm yesterday in my yard. I waited until dark and moved it about 100' from where I caught the swarm. As has been recommended here on this site, I placed a branch in front of the hive entrance to make the bees reorient their GPS systems to the new location. But, this morning I found...
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