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  1. Video Gallery
    In the video I show how we simple and quickly multiply our nucs. I appreciate all input and questions. THANKS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR_rtaY30qU LINK IS FIXED
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hi there. First year beekeeper. So i had a package of bees that killed the queen a month in. I found 11 queen cells. All were a mixture of emergecy/supercedure cells of various sizes and a couple swarm cells. I killed 3, put 3 in a nucbox and left 4(thought there was 10 and left 3 but i missed...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I just checked my hive and the queen cells I saw yesterday are gone. I took photos and sent them to a beekeeper friend and he said that they were queen cells. w hat is up?
  4. Bee Forum
    hi, It appears that my hive is queenless and there are queen cells with larva in it. It appears there is less population. I bought new queen which i put in between the frames in a cage. Do I have to destroy queen cells, and what to do to improve acceptance? thanks
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi everyone. I'm new here. I recently moved and had to leave my single hive unattended for a few months. I was finally able to relocate it to my new home. It was rainy and cold for a week, so I couldn't open it for several days. Upon first inspection I found: -queen -5-6 hatched queen...
  6. Splits/Combines
    Hi, I am fairly new to this. I have 2 top bar hives, one just split on its own last week and left. I checked my other one and I see queen cells. I do not want to lose half of these bees too as I have an empty Langstroth I would like to put them in. I have also one other langstroth that I just...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Didnt spot a queen in my last inspection. Fid spot queen cells though a couple. My tbh has 14 bars to build on with follower 27 total. It was a package that the original queen was dead so put a new one in 3 days later. First two inspections looked good to me ( im a first year beek.) spotted...
  8. Bee Forum
    So one of my hives swarmed today. As sad as it was to see them land so high up in an impossible to navigate cedar tree, it was amazing to witness for the first time. My question; I have a few nucs that I made earlier in the season with swarm cells from another hive. Those nucs now have laying...
  9. Splits/Combines
    Hello, First time trying a queenless nuc split. Decided to let them raise their own queens, since the hive that I made the split from has a very good laying queen. She's a very heavy producer. So I used a couple frames of brood with eggs and larvae, and some food, and let them be. I found they...
  10. Splits/Combines
    Good day! Part of my hive has swarmed today. Not too many bees left though. One of my acquaintances a commercial beekeeper helped me to do the following: 1. Go through the hive frame by frame and find frames with capped queen cells 2. Found 3 queen cells and split the colony into 3; The main...
  11. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    just wondering why the bees would tear down some of the capped queen cell in my finisher hive? We used the MP method described in the thread, My cell building methods. The first picture is from the day we reassembled the hive and the second picture is from last night when we removed the cells to...
  12. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I have had a ton of swarm cells this year, and I keep splitting them off into nucs. I have come to the point that I am running low on bees to put in the nucs that I am making for the resulting queen cells in which to hatch and mate. Since the original queens take a break before...
  13. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Problem - two queenless hives, what to do? What's left of my hive that swarmed 14 days ago (TB1) is now queenless - there's no worker brood left, no larvae and no eggs. There is still a splattering of capped drone brood. It has 29 bars. I captured the swarm and have it in a TBnuc close by...
  14. Bee Forum
    I am going to add new queen cells to a few hives and to some three frame queen castles. The hives are either queenless, or weak older queens who are good at hiding .. I did this once this summer and 60% of the queens became productive. I have access to extra queen cells, and I am wondering...
  15. Bee Forum
    I would like to requeen about a dozen of my hives that have older queens. Most are in single deeps with excluders and supers on. I have read much on the idea of just putting the finished queen cell in the hive let it hatch and let nature take its course. This seems a simpler and less time and...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I removed a frame of brood with two QC's from an Italian hive to a nuc. This was yesterday. The QCs were very small but larger than drone brood [If I can ever figure out how to post photos from my phone I will do so]. In any event, postedsome photos to a FB group and was getting feedback that...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    7 days ago I saw a tornado of bees close to my hive land on a nearby tree, swarm, and within a day they had relocated. Unsure of what was going on, I waited till today to check my hive. I have what appears to be a full brood box with lots of bees and a few queen cells. What, if anything...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    About a month ago, I pulled frames to start 2 nucs above a snellgrove board. one robbed outor abandoned, (twice), the other raised & emerged a queen. I saw the queen , captured, marked & released her. Then I could not find her, so I went looking for a frame with eggs for my basic "queen present...
  19. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Does anyone have any tricks for safely cutting out queen cells on foundation? I've tried a few times without success and am getting rid of foundation in all my hives but these were part of a nuc I bought recently. Thanks!
  20. Bee Forum
    I have a new hive. The queen seems to be laying pretty full patterns, but there are several frames that that she has not started laying in yet. I looked through the hive today, and I saw what could have been a queen cell. Why would the bees be making queen cells when there is still plenty of...
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