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  1. For Sale
    330 New western honey supers for sale. 10 wood frames with plastic foundation, painted white, with cleats for hand holds. Located in Oregon. Charlie Mock Colton, Or. 503-970-8153 [email protected] Delivery not available.
  2. Everything Honey
    This year in mid-August I ended up getting sick and in the hospital for 2 weeks. While in the hospital I received minor abdominal surgery and they said I shouldn't lift anything over around 20 lbs for 6 weeks. Since I can't lift too much weight, pulling full medium supers will be a bad idea this...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    So, i’m Wondering what the strategy is for new beekeepers coming out of year one without the very precious drawn combs? When its time to super up in the spring, what is your strategy for adding boxes of foundation and getting them drawn out? This is one topic i cannot find a lot of information...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Sadly this is the third fall in a row losing both our back yard hives (for various reasons) :( Past two years I brought the boxes inside to harvest what I could and then stored them in my basement. The supers seem light so I don't think we'll be harvesting, but I'm wondering if it's ok to just...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello everyone, hope you are having a great start of the beekeeping season. I have question how to clean the honey supers? Last year after we extracted the honey and scraped off the wax from the frames we placed them in the plastic bags and put them in the shed. But during the winter mice...
  6. For Sale
    Hobby quantities available for pickup only. Soon available for order on our website! If I do not immediately reply on Beesource, please contact me at [email protected] or text (530) 526-5504, I cant hear my phone when the machines are running in the shop but I can answer texts and...
  7. For Sale
    Bennett Apiaries- New manufactured Hive Equipment -summer 17 Hobby quantities available for pickup only. Soon available for order on our website! If I do not immediately reply on Beesource, please contact me at [email protected] or text (530) 526-5504, I cant hear my phone when the...
  8. Bee Forum
    I have 4 hives all going with varied success. My strongest hive has 3 medium supers about 80-90% full. They are from a package, but we gave them some drawn comb to start out on, and some of the supers had drawn comb. So that explains their fast start. I am confused about when to harvest and...
  9. Bee Forum
    I have 2 hives that are going well. I removed the feeders about a week ago and I just put on the first medium supers(w/ drawn comb) Monday afternoon. I checked 5 days later and they had filled 6.5 of the 8 frames already. Problem is, this one hive has a ton of stores mostly made of sugar...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    I apologize if this question has already been answered, but i have been unable to locate the answer. Im going to buy 2 pail feeders from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and i needed to know what size supers i need to buy to put on top of the pails. Thanks.
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello! I'll be starting my first season of beekeeping here in a few months. Is it okay to have two deep supers instead of a deep super with a shallow super on top?
  12. Commercial Beekeeping
    My boys have been busy assmebling supers over the winter. I thought I would shoot a quick video. Hopefully the link works, this was my first attempt with You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWOG_-St0IM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijac5Xul3Ts...
  13. Bee Forum
    I have three hives. I started a new hive April 27th. It is doing well. lots of brood, honey and bees in both deep boxes. On May 24th I put a queen excluder on top of the two deep supers and put a small honey super on top of that. Today I inspected the hive again. There was a lot of activity and...
  14. Bee Forum
    I have a big hive started last May that overwintered in 2 deeps. Two weeks ago I installed 2 new packages and donated 2 frames of honey / pollen with a tiny amount of brood, to each package. I took these from the outside edges of the top box in the big hive. My question is will that slow down...
  15. Bee Forum
    Any thoughts out there as to when to super with this crazy weather we've had? Now that it's becoming nice I'm wondering if everything will just pop at the same time???
  16. Bee Forum
    Is this a viable option? And how tall might the supers stack up by the end of the heaviest flow? We are buying two nucs to get started - these are our first hives. Eventually want to run all 8-frame Illinois-style, but after pricing the cost of unassembled frames and foundation, the cost starts...
  17. Bee Forum
    I have two really strong hives that I started this year. They filled out the 3 brood boxes and 3 supers each. When I extract the mostly capped frames and let the bees clean them out, what keeps the bees from feeling cramped and possibly swarming? What should you do to prepare them for the...
  18. Bee Forum
    For overwintering, does anyone have a maximum number of boxes you like getting down to before winter sets in? I know here weight is used and the round about figure is 60 lbs. This past Monday I was at a Beek meeting and I overheard an old timer stating now is the time to start removing supers...
  19. Beekeeping 101
    I live in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where at least 1/3 of my beekeeping costs come from shipping in heavy hive components (e.g., unassembled supers). I want to save some money by building my own supers from local lumber, but the only lumber I can get at a reasonable price is 3/4-inch...
  20. Welcome Forum
    Hello, beekeeping friends: My name is Alison and I am new to beekeeping. I have two hives of Russian honeybees. I live in Richmond, VT, which is about 12 miles away from Burlington. So far I love beekeeping -- it is so fascinating and rewarding. I am looking forward to becoming part of this...
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