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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I went a little crazy ! I was trying to make sure the queen was released and ALIVE.....and pulled the cage it was difficult and surrounded by BEES..i was nervous and ----doom....occurred--the queen was released ! the comb fell between the bars..and their it lay covered by bees ---instead of do...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    4 days after my Package install with a half comb built - in the morning they were there in the afternoon all were gone... Why? Why? I got them late and not much Nectar around? I fed them Pollen patties and Sugar water. The Hive may have been too Big? gave them about 10 bars room from the...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all. I'm looking for some opinions while I play the waiting game. I installed my two very first packages on May 3rd. The supplier recommended releasing the queens two days later. Since the weather was rainy and cold then, I waited one more day to release them, which put me at May 6th. When I...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I'm a new beekeeper that has been lurking and absorbing all of the relevant info I can. I decided to start two hives (one Italians, one Carniolans) with medium supers and nine frames (shaved them down to fit in the 8 frame super per M. Bush's recommendations). I also decided to go...
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