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  1. Bee Forum
    I have an overwintered 8 frame hive (one deep) where the overwintered cluster is really small. Queen is laying, but not many bees and they are only on a few frames. I gave them a frame from another hive of capped brood to boost their numbers. SHB is a problem in this yard and I am worried about...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi all, Finished my construction, and ready for the ladies to move in! http://i.imgur.com/VUPiIa2.jpg Question though... I've got inner covers with notches for top entrances. I've got the notches facing up and toward the back of the hive. I've pushed the telescoping top cover back to give as...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I going to attempt rearing some queens in a month or so (yeah, tough time of the year! :o ) and will be using 8-frame mediums. I'm intending to use an 8-frame medium as mating box and nuc...a follower board to reduce the space down to from three to five frames to begin with and moving the...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I'm building my first lang hive and am wondering how much of a gap is too much between hive bodies? Is 1/8" to much? Are they supposed to be perfectly flush when stacked? https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hfLOl6yj7hzgXZR6XiK6Up-UizlS_FSQooLvaLUyekE?feat=directlink Thanks for any advice...
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