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  1. Home Brewing
    Hello folks I'm new to Homebrewtalk and I'm looking forward to get to know more about mead making. I recently started to making my first mead. When I started my gravity (OG) was 1.110 and I wanted to make 14L mead in a 25L fermenter (I couldn't find anything smaller). 10.5L water for 5 kg...
  2. Bee Forum
    I am fairly certain my one hive is queenless and that's its been that way for a few weeks... (put details below if interested). This is a new hive that was started April 9th this year. I have since moved a frame of eggs, larvae and capped brood from my other hive in hopes they create a new...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, Got into my hive for inspection #2 today. Had installed into a medium 8 frame box on on 4/17, and last checked on the 27th to make sure they were laying and playing. All looked good then -- spotted eggs, some pollen, and even the queen. Plus they had about 85% of the comb drawn...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I have a question about rain introducing queens to the hive. I got my bees on Saturday morning (April 11th) and hived them Saturday afternoon. The guy I got them from told us not to release the queens for at least three to four days (apparently the bees hadn't been with the queen for any more...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Yesterday was my first cut-out. At the end of the day the bee vacuum almost worked, I almost had enough buckets, and generally, things went almost like I wanted them to. Most of the trouble I had was due to lack of experience, as opposed to any real problem. I do have a few questions for...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    For a year I have been researching and reading up on beekeeping in preparation for my first season. I recently purchased and installed 20 3# packages of bees but due to some dire issues I could not assemble the frames before I installed my bees so I went with a top bar style frame in a...
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