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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering about feeding my bees a real pollen instead of giving them pollen substitute patties. Woudl they even taste it, since it already granulated and dried pollen by some other bees? Woudl it be better if I made patties out of pollen? Now, I know this wouldn't be an...
  2. Bee Forum
    Can I start feeding sugar water and add a box to my hive? It is full of bees and I know I need to add a box, but when? They're carrying in pollen. Is it too early to feed sugar water? If it is too soon, when and what ratio?
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hi, I retired recently and have started down the bee keeping path. I'm on my second attempt of two hives, as I lost the first pair when I moved, and didn't properly maintain the hives. I'd taken a trip to Europe, and when I got back, the hives were a mess. They didn't survive the winter. My...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, As a new beek I've managed to keep 3 out of 4 hives alive all winter and feel good about that. I lost 1 due to the small cluster and below 20 weather. I ordered some MegaBee and supplimented 1 hive with it and they seem to have responded well. I've manipulated all 3 hives by...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    My son mixed up some syrup and filled up a feeder for a new split with 2:1 syrup mix. Will that encourage comb building or should it be 1:1??
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Winter has yet to release it's icy grip on the Upper Midwest, at least here in Cheeseland we still have snow and plenty of it. Ready to begin my adventure in Beekeeping this spring, My bees are due for delivery in early April which can not come soon enough. My equipment is ready, my spots are...
  7. Welcome Forum
    hi all, caught two wild swarms last summer and now have two pretty good looking hives. I just checked the hives the other day, It's been in the high 60's all week here in boulder, they looked pretty good i left all the honey stores they built up last summer to be sure they made it through the...
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