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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello all! I installed my first hive (a 2lb Carniolan package) on April 11th, and I opened it up on the 17th to make sure the queen had been released, which she had been. All the bees were accumulating on the front half of three frames, and while I saw a lot of bees with full pollen baskets, I...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    1- Should I hive a 3#package in a 5 frame deep NUC or 10 frame deep? All I have is foundation. What are the advantages and disadvantages or each. 2- What is better for an overwintered 5 frame deep NUC, a- add a second 5 frame deep supper, b-move to a 10 frame deep, or c- something else. What...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all, I took a few months off of the forums because I was so frustrated with myself last year for my stupid noob mistakes! But I'm back and more than excited about starting off this year right. Unfortunately I didn't find these forums until I had already committed my first stupid...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I shook out and dumped the packages the 1st week in April 2009. I checked them today and it is a delight to see the baby bees chewing out of the new combs that was foundation earlier. Now their population can start increasing. For some of you new beekeepers, you need to know that this is the...
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