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  1. Bee Forum
    I had a few hives go queenless, it seemed. I hadn't checked the hives in a couple weeks due to some circumstances. When I came I found five hives with very little brood, a couple had none, and no eggs. I ordered some queens to be delivered in a couple days. The queens came I brought them to...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    So here’s the deal. I’m a new beekeeper and have one 47” long top bar hive on a small urban lot near DC. The bees were started from a package at the end of March and have built out about 15 bars of comb (actually slightly more as some had to be sacrificed to deal with cross-combing issues). I...
  3. Bee Forum
    I found one of my hives queenless yesterday, no brood no eggs. So I introduced a frame with eggs from another hive. If they start building queen cells on that frame, that will confirm that the hive is queenless. If that is the case I plan to combine this hive with a nuc with a nice laying...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    On the 26th of May, I put some brood in one of my queen-less hives. They promptly made two queen cells and capped them before the 3rd of June, my next inspection. On the 14th of June, I noticed both cells were opened and empty, I can only assume I now have a virgin queen floating around in there...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I took a hive out of a house. I did not get the queen. There was brood, they formed two queen cells. I went the other day, the cells were opened, didn't see any queen, or eggs, or new larva....it has been a few weeks since they have been queenless -- I ordered a queen to be here in a few...
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    33 days ago I installed a 5-frame nuc with bees & brood and a live unmarked queen, however by the next day the queen had been released and has not been seen since. We had a miserably cold 2 weeks and no forage available. I started syrup, which they are still taking voraciously--and storing it...
  7. 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...
  8. Bee Forum
    It appears to me that the queen of the swarm I captured a couple of weeks ago must not have made it. I come to this decision based on the attached images which I just took. I don't think a queen would lay multiple eggs per cell and it appears that is what I am looking at. I was unable to find...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hi all! I am a new, Maryland bee keeper. I have 1 hive in a shady/more wooded area in Baltimore... I went from a 5-8K nuc in early August to a now, 30,000+ strong (and this last week feisty!) colony... Not to be an alarmist- as I recognize that the queen needn't be seen every inspection--...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    I checked on my two hives today. Hive #1 has been the more active, heavier hive. I pulled the frames in the brood chamber, and for the first time ever, I FOUND THE QUEEN! Woohoo! I was pretty excited. Lots of brood, honey, pollen. Hive #2 has been my slower, more lethargic hive. I pulled...
  11. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I got a package of buckfast bees nearly a month ago. They killed the first queen...I found her body about 10 yards from the hive. I got another queen, thinking that the first one was killed because she had clipped wings. Second queen also killed (found her body dumped just outside the hive)...
  12. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi everyone! I just built two top bar hives with a friend and we set them up in my yard. Last weekend we put a box o' bees in each. We did, however, loose one of the queens when we were trying to do that darn marshmallow thing. But, she flew back in and we saw her in the hive. We assumed...
  13. Bee Forum
    Hi, There seems to be something seriously wrong with my bees- firstly, it seems their numbers have been steadily declining, and I've made sure to check when they all should be in the hive. Also, there is no growth. there is plenty of comb, but only a few cells are capped and it's few and far...
  14. Bee Forum
    I did a cut out yesterday. The householder said they swarmed a few days before, but the cavity was still crammed full of bees. While I was cutting out the combs with brood I found lots of queen cells, maybe 30. :eek: I didn't want to destroy them because I had no way of knowing whether there...
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