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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, My name is Guillaume Gingras. I am studying computer science at the University of Rimouski in Quebec, Canada. This year, we have considered the issue of finding the queen bee in a hive and decided to make an image recognition algorithm to ease the job of finding the queen bee...
  2. Bee Forum
    I visited my hive yesterday & saw only a small amount of capped brood. No eggs or larvae at any stage. There were 2 queen cells in my hive but they were not capped and had no larvae. I am thinking that the solution here is to get a new queen? This hive had struggled with raising a well...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    We have a hive that looked like it would make it through it's first winter - very strong at Christmas and lots of bees. It had two deep boxes with at least 8-10 full frames of honey. Suddenly the population dwindled and we reduced to one box, assuming there was no longer a queen. With the...
  4. Wanting to Buy
    Wondering if anyone has an all-American or other suitable Texas-adapted queen they want to sell me. My best hive is now mysteriously queen-less. No eggs or uncapped brood, only a few remaining capped brood to be hatched. All the bee suppliers in the area that I know are sold out. Can anyone...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi there, I am a first time beekeeper and installed my bees six days ago. I put a quart of SW on the feeder and there is still half of it left. We had two days of sun and then 3 days of rain. In the evening of the second day of being installed, what looked like a small swarm congregated in the...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hey everyone! I live in North Carolina and we just had a fabulous weekend for doing a few inspections. I went in both of my hives – one was thriving – tons of capped brood, honey, bees, etc... The other one had far fewer bees and no brood whatsoever. I was not able to find a queen. I...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I have a virgin queen that may be my only chance at a queen that will lay eggs. My other hive has no queen. Unfortunately, here we cannot order queens like in the U.S., so I have to make this queen work or I'm in deep crap and will likely lose both hives. What is the chance my queen will...
  8. Bee Forum
    I have two Top Bar hives that survived the -30 F winter in Northern VT. Success, right? Well it's still pretty cold up here 50 F days and 37 F nights but one hives is going to town gathering mucho pollen from God knows where. The entrance is packed with bees going to and fro. The other seems...
  9. Bee Forum
    I inspected one of my hives last weekend. I noticed the queen was alive and I had a small amount of capped brood, some plump larva, but I did not see any 1-3 day old eggs. The population in the hive was small but they had honey and a sugar source so they are not starving. My queen is 2 years...
  10. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    We have a bee enthusiast in Chennai, South India who has been living with bees for over 25 years. He is our only source to assist and set up hives. He has the following questions: 1. What time the virgin queen goes out for mating? Why the time is selected? 2. The first queen emerges out from...
  11. Bee Forum
    When I got my package last year from Georgia (with artifically inseminated Minnesota Hygienic marked queen), and installed it on May 26, 2010, I was a little skeptical about them surviving harsh New York winter. Not only they survived the winter with a lot of unused honey, the hive already...
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