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  1. Bee Forum
    I have two hives that made it through last winter (1 with original queen, 1 queen died and was requeened three weeks ago). Original queen hive is absolutely booming with essentially an entire 10 frame deep of brood and tons of bees, requeened hive does have a few frames of brood but def not...
  2. Bee Forum
    This is my first year as a beekeeper and its been a bit of a mixed bag. I wasn't able to harvest any honey this year, not sure if the Georgia weather had something to do with that, and the bees didnt fill all the frames . The queens laying pattern hasn't been great, very patchy and quite weak...
  3. Bee Forum
    I am trying to figure out what the best method is to ensure I have no swarms while I go away for 2 weeks. The timing is bad as a beekeeper in Australia as it will be the middle of spring but I need to go overseas and am worried about my hives swarming while I am away. I am especially concerned...
  4. Splits/Combines
    Hi, I'm a 2nd year beek, and have overwintered a hive that came from a nuc late last spring. The nuc was suspect (long story: a disastrous late freeze with my first package, found a guy on Craigslist with late nucs, met him in a parking lot at 5 am, black comb on old frames - I know...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I recently lost my queen, but did find a couple queen cells. I'm wanting to give the new queen a chance, but it's been a week or more since she hatched and I haven't seen any eggs yet, but do have some capped brood left. How long should I wait before I resort to requeening? Thanks in advance.
  6. Bee Forum
    I fear I have made a huge mistake in not watching the weather close enough during a couple Nuc Hive installations a couple days ago. The rain started and I made a series of mistakes that led to a large loss of bees. I probably lost 100+ bees in addition to what you see in the picture, just...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I installed a new package 3 weeks ago that I have been feeding since the install. I continued seeing pollen & honey stores but no eggs, larvae or capped brood. Have not been able to locate queen so I purchased a new queen & she is still caged. Yesterday I found larvae after 3 1/2 weeks along...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Did I re-queen my hive too late? Hive history below. Friday, May 13: Received 5 frames from a split with a queen. I was told this nuc supposedly had 4 frames of open brood (eggs) and 1 frame honey Saturday, May 14: Put 5 frames into my medium langstroth. Found the queen but did not see eggs...
  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
    This is my first attempt with bees and I started with 2 packages and 1 nuc, just so I could compare progress. My packages were bought May 16th and installed in brand new 10 frame boxes with plastic foundation. I have been checking on them regular and feeding. The packages were not very healthy...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, I am a new beekeeper this year. I have two hives, both of which had their bees installed on April 11th (both Italians). These two hives can NOT be more different. One hive is alive and well and the queen is laying and the population is exploding. The other hive is basically...
  12. Bee Forum
    Good day. I have two main questions that i will try to keep brief. This is my first year and first/only hive that came from a package. 1. It took the package 7 weeks to draw out the first 8 of 10 frames of plastic foundation. I added a second deep hive body last week and the bees drew out 8 of...
  13. 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...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    So after a couple months of spotty queen laying I decided to heed the advice of the internet and to requeen my hive. This is my first year beekeeping and I originally bought a caged queen and box of bees. After she was installed and made it out of her cage, I never saw her again. The brood was...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    One of my hives had become queenless; I put in a frame of young larvae and eggs and they raised their own queen from that frame. Unfortunately, they became much more defensive - a real change in behavior. I figure the virgin queen mated with drones with Africanized genes. I ordered a mated...
  16. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hi all, I did a hive inspection this morning and while the bees are nice and busy I didn't find any evidence of the queen! She was laying last week when I checked but this time there is a supersedure queen cell (hatched) and no freshly laid eggs. Should I requeen, or assume that the new queen...
  17. Welcome Forum
    I received my first nuc in early April. I was trying to get an Italian hive, knowing they are gentle. When the bee keeper was going through his nucs he passed several that did not have good queens, or were angry for whatever reason. He found the one that I have and said it was not Italian...
  18. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Had a dental appointment this morning and took the whole day off, so I decided to get my hive inspections out of the way. Found plenty to be nervous about. I have one top bar hive and two foundationless Langstroths (all medium 10 frame equipment). My last inspection of the TBH was on May 11th...
  19. Bee Forum
    I previously posted about my concerns regarding the potential for supersedure due to numerous queen cells. Based upon great advice, we decided to sit back and let nature take its course. Our inspection yesterday was at the 5-week mark since package installation. We no longer see any queen...
  20. Bee Forum
    We are brand new to beekeeping although we did attend classes hosted by a professional beekeeper. I believe that we installed the bees and the queen correctly and we started feeding them syrup. We had nice weather almost every day since installation and the hive activity has been very strong...
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