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  1. Splits/Combines
    Help! We tried making 3 splits with caged queens but none were successful. In all 3 of them, the queens were not released from the cage and died. What did we do wrong? For split #1 we took 2 frames of capped brood and 1 frame of honey with a few shakes of bees and put it in 8 frame deep box...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    There are a thousand bees clusterd around the Queen Cage. (not balling) Do I Bonk them off the bar into the Hive -- Do I brush them all off into the hive. What do I do? Its day 5 after my package install and its time to realease her. (if shes not released already.) I know there are debates...
  3. Bee Forum
    Ok. So I had a very small 2 frame nuc with a newly mated queen and a very low density of bees. I needed to combine one of my other hives and after doing so I decided to put that baby nuc on the stand of that hive I removed to help boost their numbers with all of the foragers coming back. When...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    1st year beekeeper in Southern Ohio area. Got 2 packages Monday 4/27, hived them the same day. Today 5/1, figured it is time to release the queens. They were in CA mini cages with no candy, just a sideways cork. 1st queen waltzed into the hive like she owned the place, bees got out of her way...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Behaviour of Bees When Releasing the Queen? **video added** I am brand new to beekeeping and have really appreciated being able to browse this forum for advice. I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to yet. We installed our package in our hive yesterday and kept the...
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