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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Good day all, I installed my 3lb package 5 days ago. Today I was going to do a quick inspection and potentially release the queen. Turns out they ate through the candy and released her on their own! I did not take the frames out and visually spot the queen, as I didn't want to disturb too much...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Going to build some feeder rims this winter. I was thinking about 1.5" or maybe 2" high. Just high enough to put in some pollen patties in March. Last year I did and I had quick brood build-up on the hives I put pollen patties on. Just need the outside measurements. Thanks everyone. is...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    My 2 hives (from packages) are about 4 weeks old now. Both have eggs/capped brood, pollen and honey in them mainly on the center 3-4 frames. I initially placed a PP on the top of the frames when I set it up and am using a top feeder. One hive knocked out all of a PP and the other about 80% of...
  4. Bee Forum
    Located in Ontario Canada. Finally got above 32F and some of the snow started to melt the last couple of days. We've got lots of snow so its going to be a long time until spring comes. Checked the hives a couple weeks ago and they seemed fine. Decided to add a couple pollen patties to...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone i just went into my hive today to rearrange the frames to best suit them for the winter. I noticed there was not a huge amount of pollen inside the frames but lots and lots of honey. I was wondering how important pollen is in my climate here in the valley. If i need pollen do i...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello, Does anyone have any experience using dry wax paper to wrap pollen patty substitutes? Does it work the same as regular wax paper? Thank you. Lee
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    (This same post is also in the pictures section under the thread showing other parts of this hive , but I see lots of people here asking how to feed, so I hope it helps.) Pollen feeding: If you're using 1 1/4" bars, you can afford a few extra eighths after the comb is built. I just put down a...
  8. Bee Forum
    Is this possible? I got an okay 5 medium-frame nuc on June 6 (very little capped brood, but a lot of open brood) with a Russian queen. The beek didn't cage them in the previous night, and didn't want me to come in the evening, so I probably lost a good deal of the field workers. I did my...
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