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  1. Splits/Combines
    Hey guys, I have a new colony on the way but have a hive from last year with frames full of honey and everything else that my old colony was in. I did not harvest the honey from last year due to a few different reasons. Anyway... my question is can I introduce my new colony into the existing...
  2. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Unfortunately after our first year, the girls didn't make it through the winter. They left me with two boxes, one with honey and the other simply comb. Any reccs of what to do now? I've ordered a new colony, and had already ordered a second Warre hive and colony, both to be picked up 3/30. Can...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Italian queen was out in 3 days, after 5 days I noticed eggs. 9 days later eggs, larvae, few cappings. Today - 22 days later (and 19 days since queen is out)3 frames of capped brood and 2 frames with pollen, nectar (some capped honey). No eggs, no larvae and no queen to be found. 3-6 queen cells...
  4. Bee Forum
    We are new (as in one-week) beekeepers. We have absolutely no hands-on experience other than our own; what we know we've gleaned from books and a two-day seminar at Michigan State. And we are in a pickle. Last weekend we installed our package bees in two English garden hives -- they're smaller...
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