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  1. Bee Forum
    Q- Are queen cells (elongated) in the middle of frame always supercedure? I removed a queen today and created a split and now I'm starting to doubt myself and whether I made the right decision. Parked old queen and a few frames of brood in a resource hive. Gave them a sugar slurry over wax...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, 2nd year beek. Opened hive a couple weeks back to check on progress filling their honey super and was disappointed to see no comb drawn yet. The brood boxes were getting pretty crowded, and they were steadily backfilling the top (medium) brood box. I then spotted at least 3 or 4 queen...
  3. Bee Forum
    I could use some guidance from a more experienced beekeeper. I am in my 3rd year but have a problem I don't know how to solve. I installed a new package into a nuc 10 days ago. 2-3 frames of the nuc were already drawn out and may have had a little honey/pollen on them. On inspection today, I...
  4. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hi Marcy from Coastal Brunswick Maine here. Today while going through one of my colonies I noticed more supersedure cells than I have ever seen in my 11 years or so of beekeeping. It was raining and I had to put the colony back together as I was also trying to avoid the dreaded Brown Tail...
  5. Bee Forum
    So yesterday I was in my 4 week old beehive, when I saw a Supercedure cell. It was not used yet, and I THINK that I saw the existing queen on another frame. There was brood, too. What does this mean? What should I do? Please help!
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