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  1. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    My hive is not doing well. Here it is late spring (Nov = May in Northern hemisphere). At the end of the winter there was an equivalent of 8 full full-size frames with capped honey from the last season. Due to some unfortunate circumstances (and my mistakes) the hive was queenless for a month...
  2. Bee Forum
    This is my first overwintering and I need to know when to start feeding to initiate brood buildup. I expect april 1 is the target date to have foragers available. I have both nuc's and full size hives. And do I feed patties and thin syrup (2 parts water, 1 part sugar) to trigger the queen to lay?
  3. Bee Forum
    I've been doing more testing with Opening the Sides of the Broodnest with three of my hives that each overwintered in a single 10 frame deep. First year beekeepers usually don't have spare drawn comb, so this appears to be working well in getting comb drawn before swarm season. Swarm season...
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