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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I have opened my 3 hives today and 2 of them have no eggs/larvae/brood at all. 3rd hive is going strong. intired to introduce eggs/larvae 10 days ago in 1 of the queen less hives and they did not raise queen cells. Do I have 2 x hives with virgin queens? I am a 2nd year bee keeper and need help...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I need some perspective on what to do for my new nuc hive that apparently has lost their queen. History -- I got a 3 frame nuc from the weaver apiary in texas June 1st.. When I moved to the new hive, I located the queen, I saw larva and capped brood, but no eggs. oh and I removed a supercedure...
  3. Splits/Combines
    I currently have a hive that's 5 mediums tall, and its split (one medium tall) that I'd made to control for swarm. I made the split after finding 8-10 swarm cells already capped, in late April. I also have a queenright hive nearby, unrelated to these. (This is my first year to have...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I caught a swarm about 2 weeks ago, put it in a deep body with fully drawn comb from a dead-out and left it alone until yesterday. There are lots of capped drone cells randomly spread around and no worker cells. I found a large empty queen cell and a few empty queen cups. They seem slightly...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Today I received two packages of bees. One package had a queen, and the other queen was dead. I didn't know what to do so I just installed everything like the queen was in the cage. I have been trying to contact my supplier, but they will not return my call and I don't know what to do, I have...
  6. Bee Forum
    We started our first beehive two weeks ago. It was a nuc installed into a langstroth. We've been feeding them sugar water and they've been in one super. Today my wife noticed a group of bees fly by our back porch today and was worried it was our colony. I checked them when we got home, and...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hi folks. I'm new to beekeeping this year and just installed my four lbs. package Carniolans on April 2. Prior to this, I did a lot of reading and video watching to make sure I had a working knowledge of beekeeping before jumping in. Here's a timeline of how things have developed. Day 1: The...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hi All, So I have four hives and one is queenless and low honey going into fall. I tried to requeen it but no luck. So now Im wondering what if i want to gather the little honey and dont want to amalgamate etc. is there any way or point in trying to get remaining bees who will 100% starve to...
  9. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Attempt at fall requeen, what if she doesn't mate? Hi Everyone, (my first post;) I am 2nd yr beekeeper w four hives. Upon inspection on sept 15 one hive was queenless, no open brood, no laying worker, lotsa bees, no queen cells. Did they swarm? In any case on September 17 I gave them a batch of...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    Hi everyone, I am a first time beekeeper and my heart is breaking. I have two hives and they both appear to have swarmed. They are package Carniolan bees that I installed in April (Mann Lake.) Everything was going great. I had two brood boxes and had added a honey super, on which they had...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hi Guys, I made a massive learner error when I ordered by first nuc, BS standard frame nuc, langstroth hive. Enough said. They've had a rough ride after being robbed aggressively and the queen has either been killed as a result or through my instrusive extending of the national frames to fit...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    I could use some advice. I'm a first year beekeeper and inspected my hive today. I placed a third deep as a honey super about three weeks ago. I did not use a queen excluder as I have read that the bees won't pass it to draw comb. I inspected the hive today and saw no queen, no eggs, and...
  13. Bee Forum
    Hi Guys, Sadly my hive seems to have lost it's queen possibly through a robbing situation that has been going on for the last few days, there are a couple of capped queen cells so I intend to let them raise another. My question is whether I should leave my robber screen on or not. I'm concerned...
  14. Bee Forum
    Shortly after my bees were installed in my TBH they absconded. I was able to get them back into the hive but my worst fear was that the queen left with a few bees and i had what was left over. I got these bees on May 11. I started to see eggs probably about a week or so ago. I see an emergency...
  15. Bee Forum
    This observation hive was seeded from a package. I am not sure whats going on with it, but I have watched it intently for the last 3 weeks. I know there are workers laying eggs. Finally caught one on film. They can and DO stick themselves all the way down in the cell to reach the bottom...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi! I have some newbie questions for more experienced beekeepers. I just got 2 new packages and today was the first, 2 week inspection. I saw weird things in each one that make me a little nervous! Can anyone please help me figure this out? Colony 1: (eggs only, no capped brood. Found the...
  17. Bee Forum
    Year 2 beginner beek looking for advice. My hive was really strong a few weeks ago, and despite my providing room, they swarmed probably two weeks ago at least. When I checked it last Sunday is when I realized this .There was no queen, still plenty of bees (but less than before) and a decent...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    This is my first year beekeeping and I started with two packages. It has been 13 days since I hived the packages. One hive is doing well; I see the queen, larva, and eggs. The second hive is queenless, no eggs, and no larva. I am picking up a new queen this morning and will introduce her to...
  19. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi Guys, I tried to unite a queenless hive with a swarm today and instead I sent the swarm on a suicide mission. I was told I could sprinkle flour over my swarm and over the frames of bees in the hive and the bees will be too busy cleaning each other to fight. Wrong! I placed the swarm in...
  20. Beekeeping 101
    Obviously I have messed up to be in this situation, but like anyone, want to make the best of it. I don't know exactly what is going on, but it looks like I have had a swarm. I have two hives, one is thriving, the other is in questionable shape. I was gone for about 3 weeks, came back 5...
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