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  1. Bee Forum
    Is it OK to move a new hive for pollination? I have four hives this year all new from packages, but with a few frames of drawn comb, so the queens started laying right away. I am thinking of moving 1 of the four to my friend's house to help with apple tree pollination. Is that a bad idea as...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi, This is my first year in bee keeping and I've just bought 2 new families. Currently they are on full size frames and I want to relocate them to half frame supers. My question is: Is it worth doing it? Would you advice on how to achieve this. If it is not worth doing it, should I just...
  3. Bee Forum
    I live in coastal NC and was wondering when he best time to relocate my 2 hives. I want to relocate them from the front yard to the back yard to allow more morning sun and evening shade. All relevant suggestions appreciated!
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Found a large hive under a dead tree next to my fence line and have been watching it for a while. Two weeks ago I went to distract myself again by visiting my new backyard tenants when I realized that the tree had snapped clean at the base exposing the bees and hive. Of course the tree fell on...
  5. Welcome Forum
    Been wanting to raise bees since I was 12 years old. I think it's time now. Found a large hive under a dead tree next to my fence line and have been watching it for a while. Two weeks ago I went to distract myself again by visiting my new backyard tenants when I realized that the tree had...
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I need some advise. I have a top bar hive that I need to move from one location to another (a few miles away) I have a pick up truck to move it. Online I saw youtube videos that suggested you move it at night time, so that most the bees are in the hive. They also say to tape the openings. I...
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