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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone. I'm new on this forum. I need help determining whether my friend's hive is queenless. I checked it out today and found no brood, lots of bees, honey, nectar and some queen cells. I'm still relatively new at this, so I could use some help. I posted a video with the findings...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    This may be a little long (I apologize for that) but wanted to supply as many details as possible. 5/5/18: received 2 package bees (SC and FL colonies) SC is thriving but FL is struggling 6/12/18: located the FL queen but no brood was detected, productive, pollen and honey noted. Called bee...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I am new to beekeeping. I was offered an established langstroth hive with 2 deeps this spring, so I took up the hobby. The hive has been strong and healthy ever since I got it, until now that is. They were able to draw out a full super and I even got a small harvest of fully cured honey...
  4. Bee Forum
    Help needed....No eggs or Brood? Virgin queen? Help....I am new to bee keeping (2nd year) I had 2 hived last year and they over wintered very well and I decided to split 1 hive that had 2 x full deeps of bees. I did the split/walk away method and 5 weeks later there is NO eggs/larvae/brood. I...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi all and thanks in advance... I am mentoring a student beekeeper, but she has come across a problem that I need assistance solving. She has a hive that was started from a nuc this year, she waited too long to put a second brood box on, they got crowded and swarmed the 1st of June. I visited...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hi, first-year beekeeper here, in Marin County, CA. I have a single Langstroth hive that I started in late April with a package... it has 1 deep and 3 mediums on it now. Before leaving on vacation 2 weeks ago, the hive was going gangbusters-- honey being stored in top box, 2nd box down was...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Today is one of those days as a first year beekeeper I ask "Now why did I decide to do this again?!". I would appreciate some feedback and advice on this situation. I have two hives I got from packages in April. Both seemed to be doing reasonably well all spring and summer building up their...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello I have two hives with mated queens I just checked them to see how they are doing and as I did my inspection I noticed there is no brood on the frames but there is lots of honey. Its almost November here in riverside is this normal or should I be alarmed? This is my first winter beekeeping...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    My question is should i be worried about no brood now(dec 5) n This is the second winter for this hive. last month they had plenty of honey and brood and beetle. I got the beetles in line/ today;, i elimimated a supper as it was mostly empty. I have read that the queen will slow down...
  10. Diseases and Pests
    I'm on my second summer with bees. I am very green! This is a hive I was given as a started hive and they did supercede once last summer. The constant rain and bad weather has kept me from getting in there to work them like I should. Last time I got to inspect them was about a month and a...
  11. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    33 days ago I installed a 5-frame nuc with bees & brood and a live unmarked queen, however by the next day the queen had been released and has not been seen since. We had a miserably cold 2 weeks and no forage available. I started syrup, which they are still taking voraciously--and storing it...
  12. Bee Forum
    One of my nuc hive installed the first week of June has been doing great (I'm running 1 deep and 1 medium super as brood boxes, plus they've drawn comb and filled it in a honey super. By the end of July they had made supercedure cells and I left them to do their own supercedure. On 9 Aug I...
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