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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    There are so many future beekeepers getting packages and worrying about the weather. The cold may kill your bees and you might have to buy more. What I need is a free source for bees. My latest endeavor was to volunteer my labor to the busiest beekeeper in the East Texas area. I told him I would...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I'm definitely new at this, one hive started from a 3lb package in early May. They have drawn 7 combs in the bottom deep (8 frame equipment) and I added a second deep about 3 weeks ago. Did an inspection 2 weeks ago and they had drawn only 1 frame in the upper deep but I found several queen...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    My very first bees ever, installed as 4-lb packages in late April; it hasn't even been two months yet! They were not overcrowded; each hive had mostly filled one medium eight-frame box. I'm running all medium 8-frame boxes, using Kelley's foundationless frames. One of the hives had two boxes...
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