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  1. Beekeeping 101
    New beekeeper here. How many acres of foraging materials do I need to plant per beehive ? Or where can I find such a calculation ? We have 100 acres of Almond trees already, just looking to add hedgerows and maybe designating some acreage just for the bees specifically. Any ideas ? Thanks...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I inherited a hive last fall, but the bees didn't make it through the winter. I got/installed a new nuc last Monday, and tested for mites this weekend (powdered sugar roll method). I ended up right at the 3% level. I'm figuring I should treat for mites, and have had a local beekeeper suggest...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello. I’m just so confused. I picked up my bees on Friday… I bought two packs. One pack looked ok… the other one had over an inch of dead bees on the bottom. I was very upset w the company for multiple reasons but decided I would put both into the prepared hives that evening anyway. I put the...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all. First year keeper here. A little bit of a read, so I wanted to say thank you to anyone who is willing to indulge me. :) I was able to go pick up my Nuc on 5/5. The beekeeper selling the Nuc was very nice and showed me through the nuc, including the queen (unmarked), brood...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Introduction: This thread was started as a place for me to post my experiences, failures, victories, and in short, my journey through the practice of apiculture. It's also a thread where insight and comments on my activities is welcomed! Please try to post only related and helpful experiences...
  6. Bee Forum
    So I am just getting started with bees. I haven’t even bought any supplies, just started my research. But we just had a swarm land in a tree in my yard that is closer than I want them to be. I know this is not a beginner task, but how hard is it to coax a new hive of bees to go from a tree to a...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Just started beekeeping. Very excited to watch the colony grow and expand. I am using a Langstroth design. It seemed as the most proven. Looking forward to learning from everyone.
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Picked my first package of bees up a couple weeks ago. I can say that the process was fascinating for me and interesting. This is my first year as a Beekeeper and there is so much information. My goal this year is to spend time on the hive learning everything that I can from egg to queen...
  9. Welcome Forum
    I’m getting my first beehive on Dec 1st. It’ll be the start of summer here in Australia and I’m so excited to become a beekeeper!! I recently got approved for a beekeeping license and I’m ready to start my journey!!
  10. Welcome Forum
    My name is Susie, and I'm relatively new to beekeeping. I've done a course to extend my knowledge, but I decided to join a forum to expand my horizons and to find great new tips and advice from other beekeepers.
  11. 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?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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! :)
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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