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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I opened up the hive for my first inspection in two weeks today. This is my first package, installed in mid-april. I had been doing weekly inspections, but the weather wasn't great this past one. Three weeks ago I added a 3rd medium 8-frame brood box -- they had made little progress in that...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello from Oregon! I have two hives here in Southern Oregon, where the weather is now around 60 in the daytime and 40 at night. We've had a lot of rain, but both hives are recovering well. while doing some checkerboarding to reduce the likelyhood of swarming, i looked down into the bottom of the...
  3. Bee Forum
    Checked my new hives with packages and found queen cups on frames in 2 of 3 hives. Should I be worried? No eggs or larvae in cups. Do they build them in case? I was confused cause the queens were all laying very well. Here's a picture of the capped brood:
  4. Beekeeping 101
    First time beekeeping. I literally have had my hives for just 2 week and today during inspection, I found several queen cups on my weaker hive. I couldn't find any eggs in them (although I wasn't 100% sure what I was looking at at the time and probably didn't look as close as I could have) and...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    All, First year beekeeper here. My hive seems to be finally getting on it's feet and yesterday I found a queen cup. I haven't opened this hive for two weeks, so I'm not sure if it's new or old. It didn't seem to have anything inside it, but it was a bit overcast so I can't be sure. There's...
  6. 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...
  7. Bee Forum
    So I made a 4-frame split Thursday evening, gave them Friday to realize the queen wasn't around, and went in this morning to make On-the-Spot cuts so they'd build queen cells there. Pulled out a frame that had some old wax moth damage on it, and found this: I didn't think the queen was...
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