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  1. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Hello all, I am new to the forum and am getting back into beekeeping after taking a 4 year hiatus. I am going to use a foundationless 10 frame Lang design simply because it is what I have and what my nucs are coming in, but would like to try the approach of nadiring. My main concerns are that...
  2. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello I have three colonies that are very very strong in population. 2 were spring splits from the third hive. Mite counts are almost nil (3 or less with sugar roll) and I did harvest a ton of honey this year mostly from the original colony that is strong each year. I am wondering what to do...
  3. Bee Forum
    This'll be my first Spring as a beek and the weather tomorrow's going to be pretty nice. I've got some pretty bad cleaning I have to do when I next go in there because of some issues I had last time. Also, I'd like to place my first super onto my solo hive body if I can. Here's the weather for...
  4. Bee Forum
    Two days ago, I pulled every frame from my upper deep (food chamber) and checked them. I intended to replace the wonky comb they drew last year on my foundation-less frames. I noticed this box was mostly empty and had very little capped honey left from Winter. I saw my Apricot tree blooming...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I wintered over two hives each with a deep and a super on top. At the beginning of the winter, the super was full of honey with the deep below containing the brood. When in began checking on them this spring, both had already started using the comb in the supers mostly cleared of honey for...
  6. Bee Forum
    I thought that I would pass this on: I have center supered a double, full depth or double deeps, with 100% Pierco bees wax sprayed 6 & 1/4" frames off and on over the past years with good results. The reason that I center supered the doubles is that's where heat and wax producing bees...
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