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  1. Beekeeping 101
    My first Palmer style double NUC (4 over 4) just lost one of it queens over the last week, the other queen seems to be very productive. What is the best course of action to prevent losing the nuc? The NUCs were stared in the middle of July. Each has 5 frames of bees, 4 frames of brood and 1...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUHjiBuIOxE
  3. Bee Forum
    My hives are on 18 inch high stands. I would like to inspect them in a manner that Mike Palmer checks his hives, by laying them on their backs. Mine are not on the ground, so I do not have the option of just letting them lie there, but I would like to inspect them from the bottom up. So...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I was curious how the big boys/girls do it. Do they have multiple mating yards or colored mating nucs, that they rotate through. I.e. Every Friday they graft X cells for Red Yard or Red Nucs, which is moved/captures per queen rearing schedule. Does each yard have a dedicated...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    There always seem to be unique methods used by beekeepers, to cut hand holds in bee boxes. This is what I use. Clamp a block onto the fence. Note the four black lines on to of the fence. Line on left in C/L of arbor. The next three art block positions when cutting hand holds. Second from left...
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    I purchased a VSH breeder this year and will be doing some grafting in June. I have heard everything from these bees being the answer to all of our problems to them having temperment and honey production issues. I am curious to get some thoughts on any of you who are currently using them. I...
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