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  1. 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...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I got a package of local Russian bees about a month and a half ago. Fed them for 3 weeks and then a flow started. They still have barely drawn 10 medium frames - my two other hives that I caught as swarms are on their 5th supers at this point and they are only 2 weeks older than the Russians...
  3. Bee Forum
    I hived several packages of Carnies about 3 weeks ago. One never really seemed to get with it and start building comb like the others, they seemed sort of aimless. I have checked them once a week, re-filling their feeders as needed. This aimless hive built comb inside their division board feeder...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I hived a package last Thursday - about 4 1/2 days ago - and I just checked it yesterday. It was put in a foundationless frame hive, not sure if this has a bearing or not. At any rate, The bees seem active and happy, flying to and from everywhere around the house and yard, but when I opened the...
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