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  1. Bee Forum
    I have a dead-out with 5 frames of drawn comb and lots of honey. There are about 5 sides of the frames with drawn comb that's empty and the rest is full of honey(mostly capped). I'd like to install a package in with these frames. Should I install package right into the nuc box or move the frames...
  2. Bee Forum
    I had the chance to spend two days with a commercial beek hiving packages this past weekend. I will NEVER be a commercial beek....THAT is HARD WORK! We installed 185 packages in like 3 counties (I swear). But the act of knocking that many bees in makes you really good at bumping and dumping...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, I am new to beekeeping and just installed my first three packages this past Saturday. On Sunday one of the hives had very little activity going on compared to the other two. They had been acting different than the other two packages to start out with. While I was there I opened the...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello all, My name is Rob and I am an american expat living in Belgium for 5 years now. Just yesterday I got married to my french speaking belgian wife. Now of course I finally took the plunge and ordered 3 packages of bees late in the spring this year, and therefore had a 2 month delay in...
  5. Bee Forum
    I installed my hives and about an hour later, I noticed that one hive had bees all over it and the other one was vacant. I checked inside and the unpopular hive still had a living queen in her cage, with her marshmallow and about 4-6 attendants but that's it. In the other hive, the queen cage...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I currently have one hive that is going gangbusters and will be receiving two new packages in a few days. Can I, should I, pull a frame or two of full brood and honey from my existing hive and donate it to my new colonies, or will that cause problems? Will swapping in blank foundation to my...
  7. Video Gallery
    I installed this package 2 weeks ago along with 2 others at a different location, I think they are doing OK, any advise etc is very WELOME!
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