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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Nothing like real life, hands on experience. Reading is vital to start but real life beekeeping reveals the devil in the details. I don't recall ever reading anything about the timing of moving. I'm sure nectar flows and bloom dates have something to do with the decision to move hives but are...
  2. Bee Forum
    I caught 4 swarms last year that are doing well. I had to put them on some temporary hive stands. I'm building some new ones now that will be directly in front of the hive. My question is will I need to get them to "reset" the GPS for such a short distance? I have heard of the limbs in front...
  3. Bee Forum
    I'm a second year beek, living in in the 'burbs. I have one TBH that I built. For several reasons, I am looking at switching to a Long Box Hive. Has anyone else done this? Any ideas/advice on how the switch could be accomplished? I think I get how to move the comb - I'd would cut the comb off...
  4. Bee Forum
    I've done quite a bit of research on the subject of moving a hive and I feel pretty confident. I am moving from the city to a farm in the next county. The problem I have is closing up the hive. It's been really hot lately (in the mid to upper 70's at night) and the bees gather outside the hive...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I need some advise. I have a top bar hive that I need to move from one location to another (a few miles away) I have a pick up truck to move it. Online I saw youtube videos that suggested you move it at night time, so that most the bees are in the hive. They also say to tape the openings. I...
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