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  1. Welcome Forum
    I’m interested in adding some bees to my farm over the next year but I wanted to get some information first and see if there’s any local bee groups first I’m in Floral City are there any groups to join?
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hi Everyone, First time beekeeper here. My wbc hive and colony is doing great. However, just doing my weekly check and there is a raised circle of cells on one of the brood frames that has honey coming out of it (once were capped, now uncapped) with bees surrounding and eating the honey. This...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    New to beekeeping, started with 2 nucs, one in a standard hive, one in a horizontal hive. Central MN. I put out 3 swarm traps, and didn't have any activity, till this past week, when I caught 2 small swarms(2/3 frames of bees) I don't have alot of drawn comb, and was thinking of using them to...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello All, I have decided to get into Beekeeping. My intent is to have a couple of hives next spring. So now I'm reading, and reading more! I have also been to a few local Bee Keeper meetings. This looks like a great place to research answers to some questions as they come up. I look forward to...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    So I am a first season keeper in zone 6a with two new colonies purchased this year. Both hives have two deeps on them right now. Colony A has loads of honey and brood, 2-3 empty frames in both boxes and 3-4 queen cells and I think one hatched already. Colony B had lots of brood and some...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I installed my first bee package yesterday into a 10-frame hive. The queen cage was held between 2 frames and fell to the bottom. I know I shouldn’t look after the first night but I had a hunch and was right. I pulled out a couple frames, picked it up and attached it with a staple so it won’t...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Hello all! Looking to start beekeeping as a hobby in April. Have been trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on. Any tips, tricks, or stories about starting out would be amazing!! Thanks in advance! :)
  8. Welcome Forum
    I want to learn how to create and keep a hive. I live on Lake Rosa in Melrose off Mason rd and Hwy 26. Would like to join the club and get to know others.
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Hi There! I am a newbie bee keeper and I have my great uncle teaching me the craft. I just installed my Nuc last weekend in a 10 bar hive and started feeding them. I am planning on inspecting them tomorrow or monday.. but I noticed there was some odd comb being made on the top frames (making...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm fairly new to beekeeping, but I do have three active hives. The local ag exemption requires 6. A guy getting out of the hobby gave me several hives/bodies/supers. I needed more so I bought from Mann Lake (via Amazon). But as soon as I opened them up I saw a problem that made me fill out a...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    Hi! I'm brand new to this - so I'm very glad to find a forum of experts! The title is a bit tongue in cheek as I am actually trying to figure out what could go wrong - just to be(e) ahead of the game... Yesterday I transferred a wild colony from a cooler to a Langstroth Hive. Here is a picture...
  12. Diseases and Pests
    I set up my first hive this year, started with a package. Queen has been installed for 12 days and is laying, we have capped brood etc. Going well so far. When do I need to start worrying about mites? Thanks.
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, A friend was getting out of the hobby and gave me some hives including one that is active. To complicate things I took them to some property we own that is about an hour away (New Braunfels TX, I'm in Austin) so I don't see them very often. I went recently and noticed that the bees...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    Somewhat new to bee keeping (3 years) and I have a quick question. I installed a new hive but a cold front was coming through AS I WAS INSTALLING.....UGGH. This years weather has been awful so far. Anyway, They were fairly lethargic going in and of course it dropped below 32 degrees 4-5 times...
  15. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I was going through my top bar bee hive this morning and a full capped out bar of honey completely separated from the bar and fell to the ground. Should I leave it out there on the ground for the bees to take or will that cause more problems? What is the best thing I can do? Thank you for...
  16. Beekeeping 101
    I received my first two bee packages yesterday and successfully put them in the two hives I had planned for them. Everything seemed to go great, then I noticed that many of the bees were going in and out of two other empty hives I had open for the next bees to arrive on the 27th. I checked...
  17. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm looking to become a beekeeper come next spring so I've started getting ready. I plan on it being a ten frame hive. Any comments or critiques are very welcome :). Here's what I'm going to buy: OHIO BEE BOX: Double Deep Hive Kit --135 (Should I get screened BB or solid? I live in North East)...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, I am a new beekeeper and I have 1 hive currently. I have noticed what I think is a problem, my bees have major cross combing. I was wondering if this is a problem I think it is, if it is a problem how can I prevent it. Thank you.
  19. Bee Forum
    Hello, I am new to bee keeping and I have a question. I started out with a 8 frame foundationless deep brood box which the bees pulled very nicely. When they pulled about 6.5 frames, I added a 8 frame foundation medium brood box. The medium box has been on the hive for about 10 days and the...
  20. Beekeeping 101
    I went a little crazy ! I was trying to make sure the queen was released and ALIVE.....and pulled the cage it was difficult and surrounded by BEES..i was nervous and ----doom....occurred--the queen was released ! the comb fell between the bars..and their it lay covered by bees ---instead of do...
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