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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    How would you handle this situation? Bees on a cairn? My gut says it could have been done better than what we did. Run down of what happened: -My dad has kept bees in the past, didn't have any as of yesterday, but did have equipment. Heard a swarm, walked to the nextdoor neighbor's house and...
  2. 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)...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    New beek...I installed a nuc back in May and it has done well. Hopefully I'm articulating my thoughts, but please feel free to ask for elaboration or correct me. :) Right now I have two 10 frame deeps and they both are full - all 10 frames drawn out in both boxes, some pollen, honey on frames...
  4. Welcome Forum
    My name is Craig Stahl and I just started with a nuc about a month ago. I'm happy to have found this site and have already spent hours learning here. I live in Tuttle Oklahoma My hobbies include Gardening and now bees! I love to be outdoors! Looking forward to gaining some knowledge and meeting...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I placed this Top Bar Swarm trap out in North Dallas about three week ago. Two days ago I went to check it and saw it covered in bees. I was very excited, but when I came back the next day it looked like this. There were bees on the outside moving a little bit, and there were a few bees...
  6. Bee Forum
    Good Morning. I did my first hive inspection 12 days after installing a package. I installed a 3lb package in a 10 frame box. (Wood frames with plastic foundation). After 12 days, bees had drawn out about 2.5 to 3 full frames. There was about 2 half frames with eggs and larva and 3+ half frames...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all - I'm a new Warre beekeeper. I hived this swarm on May 24th, they immediately built out lots of comb, but after that, they've not built anymore, and while it's been almost 6 weeks, the number of bees doesn't seem to be increasing - it appears that the number since the swarm was hived is...
  8. Bee Forum
    New beek here and im wondering about overwintering in double deeps. How many frames per deep should be filled with honey? should i arrange the frames with honey to the middle of the boxes before winter? What should the weight be in NC? My hive weighs 80 lbs now, but their not bringing in any...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I got my package and installed it April 19th. (For those of you who know my situation im sorry you have to read this over) Anyway, dead queen with the package, new one on the way, maybe a virgin queen already in there.. My question is should i quit feeding? Ive fed since ive got them and their...
  10. Welcome Forum
    I am a wanna bee beek, trying to learn as much as possible about beekeeping. Since I was young, I have considered raising bees . Now that I am an "Armchair Caver," (an injury keeps me from caving and climbing) I have to fill the hobby void. About 15 years ago I met Frank, the owner/operator...
  11. Bee Forum
    Greetings, Put my order in for two nucs. About to get a storage shed built, at which point I'll order the hive bodies. Got my suit, my hive tool, my smoker, some assistant beeking under my belt, and a lot of book learnin'. I've alerted the neighbors to my intentions. Come spring, my back yard...
  12. Welcome Forum
    Hello, I am new to this site, and new to beekeeping. I have been wanting to keep bees for years, but never wanted to make the investment. A friend of mine gave me a suit, and I got hooked. I have been working with wild hives so far. My first cutout was unsuccessful. They just left, but I learned...
  13. Welcome Forum
    Hi All, I am a new beek from the Front Range in Colorado. I live on a one acre property with chickens, bees, an orchard, gardens (including a wild forage garden for both my bees and chickens). I have a TBH and caught a swarm in my neighborhood this past April. They are an incredibly strong...
  14. Bee Forum
    This might seem like an obvious question, but I am wondering when is the best time of day to go in and inspect your hive?
  15. Welcome Forum
    Hi all-- I'm having a late start for this year to begin hobby beekeeping at 8,700 feet elevation in Summit County, Colorado. I'm hoping that there will be someone who has experience with the seasons we have (long winters, short summers with lots of mud in between) and can offer help, tips...
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