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  1. Bee Forum
    I pulled 8 deep frames from my Italian hive last Friday and capped and strained on Saturday. Was quite happy with myself yielding 2.5 gallons. I didn't take all the honey; they probably had 4 to 5 frames in the upper deep being worked on. To remove the bees from the frames I just brushed them...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Thanks for the feedback. I have good tech skills doing cutouts. First attempt to move a swarm. Approximately 20,000 bees with queen in a Bradford pear. Temps in the upper 50s but they had been on the branch two days. I climbed a ladder, used a very wide mouth bucket and bumped the swarm. Drove...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Intro to me Last year I inherited a package and starter kit from my brother (who, by the way, has moved back into the state and will be collecting his hive and taking it to northern Utah with him). This was my introduction to beekeeping! I learned a lot and didn't kill the colony all summer or...
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