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  1. Beekeeping 101
    First-time poster here, I've got some confuzzling happenings in my backyard apiary. We (my beekeeping partner and I) purchased two packages and two Langstroth medium-box hives this year. Hive #1 was great from the start; #2, not so much. A month or two in, I found emergency queen cells all...
  2. Bee Forum
    In a suburban environment, my land availability is limited. This means I must keep my bees where I regularly mow. Anybody know how they react to a mower nearby? What about even an edger? Also, if they get agitated, should smoking them a bit beforehand do the trick?
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I've been reading the previous posts regarding cross comb, but I'm still not really sure what to do. I'm brand new and started this from a swarm, so I'm totally relying on reading blogs, watching videos and asking you experts!!! I have a unique situation where I moved my hive after about 5-6...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    When I went to do my first inspection the smoking didnt seem to help. Actually it seemed to anger them. Also it seems like my hive is overflowing with bees, I got my nuc in April and my 10 frame Hive seems jam packed. Is that normal? Do I need to get a super already? Thanks in advance for any...
  5. Coffee Klatch
    I've recently become interested in raising our own tobacco in our garden. My interest started when I heard my Dad telling us about how my great grandfather would grow it for pesticide use. They were so poor, they couldn't afford pesticide, so they grew tobacco. The other reason I am...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I remember a post a while back in regard to smoking or not smoking your bees. Some were saying that their bees were so gentle that smoking wasn't necessary. They questioned the necessity of smoking the hive. It seemed that the more experienced beeks were advising on smoking more that not...
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