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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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)...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Welcome Forum
    Hey everyone, My name is Trevor and I'm a Personal Trainer that lives in a small town in southern Ontario. I got interested in beekeeping and the idea of it a while ago but had only decided that I actually wanted to do it myself when I started watching Elementary. At the start of this year I...
  15. Welcome Forum
    When I was a kid in central NY, my family had a hive and I always thought that one day I would have my own hive. So last spring I bought a nuke and got underway. There are a few changes from 40 years ago, but the forum seems to be a great source for advice. -- Jim
  16. Bee Forum
    Hi all, first-year beekeeper here. I started two hives from packages on March 30th. Hive #1 is doing great. It drinks sugar-water as fast as I can feed it (6lbs of 1:1 sugar water in about 1-2 days), has completely drawn out two 10-frame deeps, and has a good brood pattern and a noticeably...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I'm very interested in starting my own hive over the summer. I've done a lot of research and feel confident in my ability to maintain the hive and keep it happy, but I'm having trouble convincing my S/O. It's not the costs so much as the idea of having bees swarm our backyard for the whole...
  18. Welcome Forum
    What's up yall. My name is Matt, I'm 24 attempting my first hive this spring up in Door County, Wisconsin. I am using a TBH, which I've built myself and ordered a 3 lb package "mutt breed", from Gold Star Honeybees. I can't wait for them to get here, but the closer the day gets (they're being...
  19. Bee Forum
    So today I did the first thorough check on my new hive (8-frame deep with plastic foundation) that I installed a three pound package into on 3/21/2015 and thought I would share some picture with you folks. The brood section was on both sides of one frame and one side of another. It looked like...
  20. Welcome Forum
    Hello! I am a first time beekeeper from North Alabama (Huntsville area). I installed an Italian queen and 3 pound package from Lookout Mountain Honeybees in Gadsden, AL on March 21st in an 8-frame deep brood setup. I've only been in the hive twice since then due to work and weather not...
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