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  1. Beekeeping 101
    This is my third hour of owning bees :) I just installed a five frame NUC. After watching videos and reading about it I thought I was rather successful. But I do wonder what is an acceptable amount of bees that don't make it into the super or new hive. I thought I used enough smoke to keep them...
  2. Country Rubes
    We are excited to announce that we are carrying our new Combo Nuc Screened Bottom Boards with all the features and accessories of our Combo Deep Screened Bottom Boards. Check out the 5-frame equipment here http://store.countryrubes.com/nucs5frameequipment.aspx We also have Nuc sized Deep...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I received my nuc in late May from a local Beekeeping business. We fed pollen patties and a 1:1 sugar feed for the first 4 weeks following installation. I inspected the hive for the very first time 6 weeks after they had been installed. This is my first hive so I was very nervous -and sweating...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all. I have a couple of questions, hence the 'dual' title and hope there's some good advice :) out there... My hives are doing well now in SC and I've already pulled my honey. Not as much as I'd hoped, but left some for them also. In most of my hives, which consist of 2 deep brood...
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello from a soon to be, Bee keeper. I have purchased and set up my hive components and I am going to pick up a Nuc next week. My question is, seeking information on how best to transport the Nuc. I have to transport the Nuc around 150 miles, from the pick up point to my farm. I can put it in...
  6. Bee Forum
    I'm a first year beekeeper, with two hives. One was doing well, but I didn't realize how well. The one hive swarmed today. I captured the swarm and put them in a new hive I quickly put together. My question is - now what? At this date is it OK for me (in Williamsburg, VA) to go ahead with...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I have a nuc that's nearing time to expand to 10 frames. Wouldn't it make more sense, since bees naturally expand upward, to add a 2nd nuc box w/ un-drawn frames on top as opposed to moving into a single deep? Any disadvantages to doing it this way? I would think they'd build out 10 frames...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello all. I have a strange situation, or perhaps just strange to me. Here's where I've gotten, and what's going on. I hope some more experienced beeks can assist with some suggestions on what to do. 3/31 - got 2 new packages the packages have been doing well, especially the 1 i'm discussing...
  9. Bee Forum
    :eek:Don't let this happen to you!!! Friday I received a call about a swarm. I work a regular job so I can't always just jump up and go to every call I get. This one however was only a few min from work so I ran to grab it. I always pack something to pick up a swarm in. I had driven the car to...
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