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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Opened up my horizontal layens hive and inspected all frames for the 1st time in perhaps 2 months. This is my first go at using a horizontal layens hive and I hadn't planned on using it this year but one of my Langstroth's unexpectedly swarmed back in the spring and I captured the swarm and...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have had a bit of experience keeping and removing bees in the past and I am thinking about starting a bee removal service with a friend. I am posting here hoping to get some information about the logistics of doing so. I am located in Southern California. Here are some of the questions I have...
  3. Bee Forum
    If a queen can lay 2000 eggs a day and bees live 150 days a 300,000 hive should be possible given the right circumstances. Has this ever been done? Could a hive be even bigger?
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi! I'm new here and I'm from Indonesia, wanting to start my own apiary in my family's palm (Elaeis) plantation in Jambi, Indonesia (if you want to check it out, you can google the area). My apologies if I'm posting this thread on the wrong forum. So, the problem is that I wanted to start an...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I'm brand new to beekeeping and I plan to install package bees in a TBH in the next few weeks. Being brand new to beekeeping I had a few questions that I could not find answers to on the 1. How much space in TBH should I make available for the bees to live in when I install them (how many...
  6. Apitherapy
    Howdy! I'm a student doing research about apitherapy and I'm seeking advice while conducting my own experiment with bee venom therapy. I'm hoping to get in touch with someone over the phone or via email ([email protected]) that can answer a few questions I have about BVT and collecting...
  7. Bee Forum
    The more I learn, the stupider I feel... :( We got into bees from watching "Elementary," where the Sherlock Holmes character had a huge, 6' tall, ornate, Observation Hive on the roof of his building. It was SO beautiful and the bees SO fascinating to watch, even for their short screen-time...
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