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queenless split

  1. Beekeeping 101
    One of my new out-apiaries is 100 miles away from where I live. I moved an overwintered hive to this location at the end of March. It was two deeps and a medium full of honey. I reversed the two deeps when I moved it to the new location. At the end of April, I did a walk-away split by taking...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I inspected one of my Langstroth hives yesterday for the first time this year and discovered it was empty of brood. I reversed the deep brood boxes on it about 3 weeks ago, but was unable to do a full inspection at the time. I think I either killed or severely injured the queen at that time and...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    OK, last week I found a swarm hanging from one of my trees. I caught it and put it in a nuc, but unfortunately it flew away. I suspected it was from one of my two hives in my yard. So, I checked my biggest and strongest hive, and made a split when opening the broodnest, which I had not yet done...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    The hive on the right was my strongest hive going into this spring. It ended up swarming (4) times and now is queenless. I have been watching as the hive languishes along. I've tried a few things to try to get a queen going in there, but haven't been successful. What I've decided to do at this...
  5. Splits/Combines
    A protege in town has been the host for a TBH and wanted to have her own colony in a lang. So we cut out a number of brood (w/eggs), pollen and store combs and tied them into medium frames, shook more house bees in, etc. for a queenless split. It didn't go well at first, I think they were robbed...
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