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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I am wondering if anyone knows of any honey bee breeders breeding lines which are heavy propolizers? I am also interested in finding out about honey bee breeders breeding lines which readily and quickly draw lots of comb? Thanks, Kyle
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hi - This is Betsy. My husband and I are 3 year beekeepers with 4 standard hives looking to get up to a dozen - maybe. We started by taking our county extension beekeeping course and becoming "Certified Beekeepers" in the NC Master Beekeeper Program. Now we are settling in a bit with our bees...
  3. Bee Forum
    So I just pulled a bunch of frames for a nuc today, and tomorrow or the next day after they calm down and realize they don't have a queen (or I realize they DO have the queen) I'm going to try the 'on the spot' method of queen-making. If the bees haven't already started a couple cells, of...
  4. Commercial Beekeeping
    I have been supering my over-wintered doubles that contain the frames of brood and bees for the 1st round of open mated queens. I have been feeding pollen patties and cane sugar syrup. The first queens will be ready for caging about 4/15/09 Ernie
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