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  1. Beekeeping 101
    2nd year- (correcting mistakes from 1st year)- lost hives last year partially due to YK predation. So this year added robbing screens straight away to nucs. Really impressed so far with use and noticed a Bald Faced Hornet on the face of one of the robbing screens the other day. Since the...
  2. Bee Forum
    We are in a drought, with little rain in the past month and very hot days. With shallow and sandy soils, the fields are drying out. I made up a number of splits with queen cells and a few frames of bees. When I added an inverted jar feeder above the inner cover with an extra box over it...
  3. Country Rubes
    My back is toast. Even 8-frame equipment is tough for me. Last year we started a Nuc hive, adding deep and medium Nuc boxes on as needed. That hive made it through the winter and this year we added two more Nuc Hives and kept one 10-frame hive. You do need to keep an eye on these 5-frame...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I had some robbing in a nuc the other day, so I made a 3/8" thick "U" shaped shim and covered it with window screen. I tacked it over the entrance as a robbing screen, and the robbing stopped after a day. If you see a lot of frenzied activity, but no fighting at the hive entrance, no bees...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    As a third year beek I'm not sure if I'm over reacting to what I'm seeing or simply imagining things. For the past week I've noticed 5-6 groups of bees fighting on the landing board of my newest hive. Since we're between nectar flows (San Francisco/East Bay) I assumed that there was robbing...
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