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  1. Beekeeping 101
    When introducing a new Queen to a hive, make sure the hive has been Queenless for at least 2 - 8 hours beforehand. This is to make sure the hive knows without doubt that they don’t have a Queen. Shake a frame a bees from the new Queen’s hive into the Queenless hive. Then wait a least 10 minutes...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have some hives that have uncapped swarm cells and I know the virgins are running around. However I have some mating nucs with mated, proven Queens.In order to not set a hive back and get Brood production started again, I thought it would be best to install a mated Queen. But being as it’s...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello group. This is my second year beekeeping and things were great up until two weeks ago. My experience in the first year was great - both hive grew two brood chambers and full two supers each - resulting in 85lb of raw honey. Real easy......right :) This year, everything was going...
  4. Bee Forum
    I have a colony that is queen-less. During hive inspection I found honey production, some comb building on various frames and a minor amount of drone cells. No brood or queen cells at all. I have a plan and would like input and suggestions. I am relocating a feral hive and will find their queen...
  5. Bee Forum
    Background: I bought 3 packages and installed them on April 27th. All are doing will with new emerging bees now. They are lined up on a hive stand side by side and the one on the right is twice as strong as the other two. When I installed them I believe a lot of the bees that were flying...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    When introducing a queen, how important is it to poke a hole through the candy in the queen cage? Will it take them a lot longer to eat through the candy without the hole?
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