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  1. Bee Forum
    I live in a fairly dense urban location with mostly identical housing and I think my bees are getting lost returning to the hive and its bothering my neighbor. I am searching for suggestions and ideas for how to deal with the issue. Whenever there is strong activity outside the hive there is...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have 6 hives with at least 5 of them hopelessly queenless as far as I can tell. I started noticing that the bees were filling in the cells (areas that were otherwise generally used for brood) with nectar/honey and pollen. I couldn't find eggs so I knew something was wrong. I started looking...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I have a swallow problem... I had just moved two, single story, beehives to my friends place to catch nice fruit tree blooms so as to give the bees a fine start in the season. I came back the next day to put a second box on each one, since they were ready for an expansion, and was surprised to...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all TBH fans, Iam kindly asking you for any idea because we are already desperate. we made two top bar hives according to a plan we found somewhere but we are unlucky populating them with bees. we already tried in two tb hives at two different places but we lost 5! swarms, they simply flew...
  5. Bee Forum
    Anybody out there having problems with apiaries located near vineyards? I am hoping to hear from growers and beekeepers. There have been several reports of problems in our area from both beekeepers and growers. Grape acreage is skyrocketing in our region so I am curious how widespread the...
  6. Bee Forum
    I need help. My colony is showing a strange behavior (at least strange to me): I will list out the strange behaviors I noticed throughout the year 2014 Year Beekeeping: - The Honey bees keep on making Queen Bee cells, there must have been a total of 6 that I found one day during the Summer. I...
  7. Bee Forum
    Ok, so I moved out to my current property about a year and a half ago. The bees and boxes came with the property and I just began messing with them. There is one hive with 3 supers (none are in good condition). I have robbed the hive once which opened up space for the queen to start laying eggs...
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