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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I have wintered five hives the past three years BUT every spring I struggle to prevent swarming. When I reverse boxes I look for temperatures to be generally above 50 degrees, the cluster to be partly in the bottom and partly on the top, and the queen is present. Do you have any other things...
  2. Bee Forum
    Should I reverse hive bodies in a two deep set up this spring? What are others doing? Is it a good idea? When do you do it (I'm in Ma)? I look forward to hearing what people think.
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Beekeepers. Say you want to eliminate the chore of reversing hive bodies from your management routine. How do you do it? In my experience, if left to their own devices the queen will reside in the top box and leave the bottom (two deep brood chamber) until it becomes empty and will eventually...
  4. Bee Forum
    My bees are in an 8-frame deep which they have filled up nicely with comb, etc. They are beginning to move up into the second deep but are building up from the top of the frames in the bottom box as well as sideways across the bottom bars of the top frames. I use foundationless frames. I did...
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