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  1. Bee Forum
    Good day, Two years ago I was able to trap a nice fat swarm with only a wooden box of about 20 litres without any frames or foundation. However, it was a real pain moving them to the hive... This year I am trying to build some traps "by the book". I know, I know: there is no one single...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I had a bad experience this year in one of my apiaries where I used a package of bees to boost a lack-luster hive. I put newspaper over the brood box, put on an empty box, and shook the package onto the newspaper. The bees looked terrible. Deformed ans shriveled wings everywhere, and lots of...
  3. Bee Forum
    Have tried several times and all I get is upload failed. Cannot get pictures to show. Did once before, why not now ?? I give up. Found what I think was once a beehive on big old Maple tree today. Top of tree was broken off years ago - still alive growing in different direction now. What...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I basically inherited a hive that has a deep and a medium brood box, queen excluder and one honey super above that. I inspected it for the first time today and the deep brood box is a bit of a mess with cross combs, bees not using the foundation and just old foundationless combs from when...
  5. Bee Forum
    A friend of the family recently gave me his two Dadant hive setups, his bee clothes, and gear. One hive is brand new and the other was been sitting unused for many years. The used hive was of course full of remnants of an epic wax month infestation, so I've started scraping the boxes clean and...
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