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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Ordered 2 nuc colonies this spring. Arrived on July 17. Came with complete hives (lid, bottom board, box) plus 4 frames of brood w/queen, 1 frame honey, 1 in hive feeder, 4 new frames. I removed empty feeder next day and replaced with empty frame. Box almost full therefore added another deep...
  2. 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...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have a hive that's about three years old. I just checked the hive, and found no larva, eggs, or capped brood cells. Didn't see the queen, either. I was hoping the queen would make it through winter, but I'm afraid she may have already died. The good news is that I still have lots of bees in...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello all, I have one hive (two deep with two shallow supers [one almost filled]) and it appears my Carniolan queen that came with my package bees back in April has died or left the hive. The hive is bustling and filled with bees and capped brood but no eggs. All the open cells are filled with...
  5. Bee Forum
    I previously posted about my concerns regarding the potential for supersedure due to numerous queen cells. Based upon great advice, we decided to sit back and let nature take its course. Our inspection yesterday was at the 5-week mark since package installation. We no longer see any queen...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! This is my first year beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for winter. The last two visits I have made to my hive, I have not seen any new eggs. Is this a sign that my queen had died or left ? Do I need to install a new queen, or do I assume she has stopped...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hello, This is my first season beekeeping. I live in Connecticut and need to prepare my hive for the winter. During my last two visits, I have seen no new eggs, leading me to believe the queen is gone. The entire upper deep is full of capped honey,and the lower deep had mature eggs. Is it...
  8. Bee Forum
    He all, just installed my 2 nucs last Monday (6 days ago). Since then, both hives have appeared to be equally active. I did my first inspection on both hives today. One hive looks as normal as I had expected it to be...marked queen, drones, workers, drawing out new comb, capped brood, cells...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hi all! I am a new, Maryland bee keeper. I have 1 hive in a shady/more wooded area in Baltimore... I went from a 5-8K nuc in early August to a now, 30,000+ strong (and this last week feisty!) colony... Not to be an alarmist- as I recognize that the queen needn't be seen every inspection--...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    One of our hives made a new queen about 6 weeks ago. We saw her mated about a month ago. Since then, there has not been any new brood at all. The bees are putting honey everywhere: brood boxes and honey supers. The bees are very calm, acting totally queenright, but we don't see any sign of a...
  11. Bee Forum
    I just got my first hive and installed the package bees and queen 3 weeks ago. The weather has been rainy and cool but never freezing. I opened up the hive today and found a few frames being built up with comb and honey. I didn't see any brood or eggs. Have I lost my queen? Do they lay eggs in...
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