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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello all, I am only days into my first year of beekeeping after a few years now of anticipation and research. I just three days ago got a 3 lb package of bees into my top bar hive and they seemed to be doing wonderful. They were largely preferring to forage over drinking from sugar water...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I checked my 2 new hives on Saturday (1 week since package installation) and one had no evidence of a living queen or eggs. I added a frame from my other hive, which had queen and eggs. Last night I bought a new queen from my supplier. This morning I went in to check and I saw 2 supercedure...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hi all and thanks in advance... I am mentoring a student beekeeper, but she has come across a problem that I need assistance solving. She has a hive that was started from a nuc this year, she waited too long to put a second brood box on, they got crowded and swarmed the 1st of June. I visited...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hello everybody. I am happy to have found this source of beekeeping knowledge and a friendly community where the users seem eager to help each other out. About 8 months ago my wife mentioned the idea of beekeeping and I thought she was nuts. I try to be supportive of her and her interests so...
  5. Bee Forum
    Last month I received my first package of bees. After months of study and preparation I could not wait to introduce the bees to their new hive. However, I did not realize the queen cage had two corks, and, being the rube that I am, I inadvertently opened the wrong one, immediately releasing...
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