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  1. Bee Forum
    I have hive that I want to re-queen because they are slow building up. I’m considering getting an OHB Queen. By the time I factor in the shipping cost it’s about a $75 investment. Roughly I would need to make an additional 9 pounds of honey to get my money back. Should I do it? I know a lot...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    I've been buying queens for years, and when I buy them they, depending on the quantity and company, range from 15-35 per queen. Why don't bee queen providers vary their prices depending on the time of the season, demand, and supply? Also, Any recommendations on who I should ask this question...
  3. For Sale
    We still have a few Open mated New World Carniolan queens for this season. Raised in Delphos, Ohio. Queens are mated and laying before shipping. Available through the first week of September. $32 each, 6-10 are $30 each, 11+ $28. Shipping by Priority mail is $9 for any quantity, express and UPS...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Howdy Y'all! I've had bees since May 1st of this year. Not very long. My bees are Italian. I got them as a 3lb Nuc. ATM the hive is in 2 deep supers. Last weekend I did a complete inspection All was fine. Nothing weird or out of the ordinary to my knowledge. It looks like I am wrong. This past...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I have ordered and will receive three new queens today. They will will have been shipped UPS Air. According to the service delivering the queens they will arrive today between 12 and 4. If they arrive at 4pm they will have been in transport for 10 hours. I plan on putting the queens into the...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Hello...my first time on here, and I have a question with two parts. First, I found what looked like an orphan queen from my hive...She couldn't be my starter queen (no dot), and my hive doesn't appear to have undergone a swarming event. Second, what should I do with her? Would hate to waste...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I have read that a mated queen will die without workers to take care of her. What happens in nature after a queen mates? Can she start a new hive or does she need to find a queenless hive to join? Thanks
  8. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone, Been into beekeeping on and off for over 8 years. Started back up late fall last year with 2 nuc's. And have 30 10 frame hives ready, and building more. I'm going to focus on queen rearing. I read everything i get my hands on. And watch a lot of videos. I have taken 3 classes on...
  9. 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...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    So as i feared My Nuc we installed this last saturday i believe swarmed. At least I saw a swarm and with the help of another beekeeper caught the swarm, but the Original Hive didn't look like it had lost any bees. [I did not inspect it, since i was focused on the swarm] I am sure some of these...
  11. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Good afternoon. I just did a full inspection of my hive for the first time since winter has come to an end in Northeastern Ohio (my first winter). The hive looks very healthy with all stages of brood, pollen, honey, and a healthy size hive. I discovered two laying queens. Original Queen is a...
  12. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello How do I produced larger queens? Thank you mywebsite:http://irbee.ir
  13. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    More than one million kg of royal jelly are produced in China every year. A system has been developed at Zhejiang University to produce high yields of royal jelly from a new strain of honey bees. Their method involves eight steps: maintaining a high-yielding strain of honey bee, using specially...
  14. Bee Forum
    Hey guys. I'm a second year beekeeper. Just installed two packages. I was under the impression my queen cages would come with a queen candy inside, however they did not. I searched my pantry hoping to find some marshmallows with no success. The only thing I did find was some soft, chewy...
  15. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi, I am totally new to beekeeping. During the beginning of May 2014 I had the pleasant surprise of finding a swarm of bees and decided to collect it and give it a place to stay. I did this having in mind the possibility of starting beekeeping if they decide to settle. I collected the swarm...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    My queen was delivered via UPS today. Unfortunatly I'm not able to get to my hives until a couple of days. I keep my hives in Oklahoma and I live in Texas. Upon arrival I put some drops of water, which the bees drank up very quickly and a drop of honey on the cage. I put the cage in a Tubberware...
  17. Bee Forum
    Hi My name is Mariah and I am new to beekeeping. I was doing a hive inspection when I noticed one of my hives had NUMEROUS queen cells. I don't think they are big enough to swarm and I also noticed freshly layed eggs. Is this normal in a new hive? I only installed the package 20 days ago.
  18. 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...
  19. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    hello this is kinda long but I wanted to include as much info on what exactly I did to hopefully get some good advice. I started keeping bees in june of this year. I bought a nuc hive and ended up splitting it in august. The queenless hive managed to produce produce three queen cells I removed...
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