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  1. Bee Forum
    Help! A couple of years ago, our hives were attacked by some other hive from down the valley (we never could find out where, it's very mountainous and tree'd here). We tried all the tricks: bee doors and sheets (wet and dry), putting stuff in the doorway, closing the hive for a few days, etc...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone! I am an Elementary PE teacher in Hernando County, Florida looking to soak up as much info as I can in order to start my first hive in the spring. I have found the website for the West Coast Florida Beekeeper's association but it does not list when they meet, only where. Is there...
  3. Bee Forum
    So I screwed up hiving this year. I went and purchased a couple packages with my 80 y/o neighbor and along the way he was telling me that the best way to hive the package is to take out 5-6 frames from the brood chamber, and leave the package in there. So I decided to try that. Well, I live...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I installed a package for the first time 3 days ago. When i looked in the queen cage the queen was curled up but was moving, I installed figuring they might be feeding her or something. I came back 2 days later and the queen was dead and not released yet. i brought the queen cage inside and...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    We are relatively new beeks, but we have a friend who wants us to remove a hive from a crawlspace that is relatively 8 to 10 inches. This seems to be an enormous hive. They also get relatively hot whenever you bother the hive. It has been in place for two years or there about. The owners are...
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