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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    This isn't a brag or a how to....it's just how I did it while attempting to solve my plastic foundation dilemma with cutting out queen cells. It was an experiment (which I like to do) which worked. It's an option.
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I took on this project because I could see the benefit of reducing a strong colony after the honey flow to prevent swarming and aid in boosting young weaker nucleus colonies heading into fall to increase their ability to store pollen and honey to prepare for the long winters up here in...
  3. Splits/Combines
    I am relatively new to beekeeping and am attempting to make my first split. 10 days ago I took 2 frames of brood and about 3 frames of good honey from my existing hive, put it in a new brood box(in the center) and put empty frames around this. I blocked the entrance and just left it. Today I...
  4. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    For those of you who remember, May 2013 I bought a shake of bees and dropped them in my homemade, cedar, TB hive. They left, I caught them, they left, I caught them again. After putting a queen excluder over the entrance they stayed. Once I saw brood, I removed the excluder. They swarmed in...
  5. Bee Forum
    Have I doomed my bees? I did this because I just had surgery last week and am not supposed to be outside. Two weeks before surgery I split my year old hive. All seemed to be doing well when I peeked on return from hospital. Yesterday neighbor told me of small (500 +-) bees on his fence. I...
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