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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello and thank you for providing feedback for new beekeepers like myself. I installed my first package last week. After 5 days, I checked the hive - queen was out of her cage but I couldn't see her. Bees seemed happy so I assume she is in there somewhere. No eggs yet, but I was told if there...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, One of my hives swarmed last before last weekend (04/16/2017). I was able to catch the swarm and give them new home. It looks they are doing ok. I gave them some syrup to bust them up a little. Now back to original hive: the original hive apparently lost its queen, so most probably they...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    A newbie here... I'm getting my first package in a few weeks. The plan is to install it and leave it for 3-5 days before checking if the queen was released and accepted. My question is how much food should I leave for the bees during that period. I'm planning on using 1:1 sugar nectar to feed...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello, As a new beekeeper I have a question about a possibility of having a queen in the hive. Since I started in July I am having a trouble to find a queen in my hives. Some suggesting that the queen is missing in the hives, but they had a good reproduction during "warm" months. Lately...
  5. Bee Forum
    Background: Today I introduced three queens into different hives and only had one problem. The problem hive was a nuc I split out of one of my other hives. The split included 1 frame of eggs and small larvae, one frame of drawn out comb and honey and three empty frames. 25 minutes later I...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    On July 20th 2016 I noticed one of my hives had no new eggs, larvae or capped brood even though the queen was still present in the hive. Well over 30 days prior was the last time she laid so it wasn't weather related. I ordered a new queen for the hive. On the 24th of July I killed the existing...
  7. Bee Forum
    I have 3 hives. This is my first year bee keeping. One of my hives killed the queen as best I can tell as she was poorly mated. They did start a few queen cells. I took one frame with a queen cell and a frame from each of the other hives in an attempt to start a nuc. Yesterday, I checked my...
  8. 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...
  9. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I'm in my second year of beekeeping. I used the cloake board method to get 6 queen cells from my favorite queen. I took the cells and made up some NUCS. The queens hatched out a couple days ago. I went into one of the NUCS this morning and observed a queen that had tattered edges on the...
  10. Bee Forum
    Will putting swarm bees into a already queened hive cause a problem? I was looking to catch swarms and maybe merge them with my younger hives to help them grow faster, but will the already established hive except the swarm bees, and will the swarm bees except the queen?
  11. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, this is my first year beekeeping. I had a very strong colony that swarmed August 3rd. I lost that swarm as they got away. The colony swarmed again exactly a week later. August 10th. I was able to catch that swarm and hived it. The original colonies new virgin queen was able to mate and...
  12. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I made up a double Nuc yesterday and today installed two Carniolan queens in cages with attendants. Right before I put them in the hives they were mobbed by bees clearly aggressively while sitting on a pallette next to the hive body outside the hive. It happened right after I arrived in the...
  13. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I captured a very large angry swarm of bees a few weeks ago, the queens laying pattern was erratic so I was very happy to find another swarm which I combined with it last week. I captured and removed the 'bad' queen and was very excited to have a new queen. Note I have never done this before so...
  14. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi guys, first time poster... Have gone and done as much reading as I can here, but given the time senstive nature of things, I think a personalized answer is the only thing that's going to do the trick here. I've tried to read over the rules, but I am flipping out! BLUF: I have a hive that I...
  15. Bee Forum
    Ok, well with great disappointment it looks like something has happened to my queen and I will need to replace her. This is my first year beekeeping so I have a lot to learn. I have had my packaged italian bees in there hive for about 3 weeks but as mentioned something happened to the queen so...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Okay, I got a Package from Parson's Gold Apiary, installed it in a TBH, released the queen, and now I'm queenless and have laying workers *Ouch* There is a shaker method to get rid of the laying workers (rather not do that If it can be helped). Is there any way I can just introduce a new queen...
  17. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    About a week ago I had a queen cell bar that I had grafted thirty six queen cells cups, of which thirty-four took and were looking excellent. I'm currently back in college and got kind of busy. So, I pushed moving my batch of queen cells too close. Anyhow, when I went to move my queen cells I...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    I was just over at a friends, and one of his hives lost it's queen, but is still working. Workers with pollen and nectar are coming and going adding to the hive, but there is no queen in the hive that we can see. Is there an easy way to move frame of eggs over to the hive and have the workers...
  19. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, Long time since my last post, i was very busy building my little 20 hives bussines and had a very good season that help me double my apiary to 40 the next spring. My question: I am planning to requeen my hives in the start of the spring. Is there any method that i can requeen my hive...
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