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  1. Bee Forum
    Kathleen and I rotating brood chambers for colony growth and swarm discouragement. https://youtu.be/jb2gyZ5a_bo
  2. Bee Forum
    I am trying to figure out what the best method is to ensure I have no swarms while I go away for 2 weeks. The timing is bad as a beekeeper in Australia as it will be the middle of spring but I need to go overseas and am worried about my hives swarming while I am away. I am especially concerned...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello everyone!! I have made a new video abot swarming control. We used our observations and made up the stages of preparing the bees for swarming. What do you think about this control system? I hope my explanation was clear. If you want to be a good beekeeper you need to know stages of...
  4. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    My Warre hive had expanded over a number of weeks to 7 boxes 16 days before I saw a vast prime swarm issue from the hive which I've now hived in a second hive -it weighed 5kg! I had hoped that enlarging the hive would lessen swarming and this seems to have been the case since this is the first...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello All- I'm a new beekeeper (I caught I swarm in my backyard last May and with the help of a friend kept the bees) in the Denver metro area. The spring here has gotten off to a fast start and after a hive inspection today I noticed the bees were backfilling the brood nest (see photo) so now...
  6. Bee Forum
    I just finished going through my hives and my package hive from spring has 6 mature queen cells. I found the queen and excluded her to the bottom box for now. I do have the available equipment to pull the frames with the queen cells and start a new hive. But, figuring it's mid august, I don't...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I am new to beekeeping and I live in Kenya so my conditions are probably different to most. However, we've had rains and it is our swarming season at the moment. We recently transferred a small colony from an old Kenya Top Bar Hive into a new one and after a week they were moved to a new...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Maybe a stupid question, but why not leave all the honey on the hive until next spring, harvest THEN to relieve swarming pressure, make sure no need to sugar bees for hard winters? Wrap bees well for the extra space they have to warm. Go easy on me - just wondering as it seems like an easier...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I am a first year beekeeper with a strong hive in a NYC community garden that has produced a second queen twice this summer. The first time, in the spring, I feared a swarm and with no equipment to enlarge the brood nest I killed the new queen. I was advised that this was a bad move. However...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi all, I'm a novice honeybee enthusiast.... I came across an article about Eddie Woods and his acoustical swarm detection machine, the Apidictor. I was able to use the iphone app n-track for real-time frequency filtering of the hive sounds and provide a close reproduction of what I think...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    When I checked my bees a few days ago, They were doing just great. In fact, there seemed to be a staggering amount of them in two of my hives. I did not see any eggs in either, but did see a lot of capped and emerging brood, and the queens. I saw very few drones, if any, and the bees seemed to...
  12. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My hive that I started with the help of my brother, SteveBee, on March 21st has swarmed twice in the past two weeks. The first time, they left tons of brood and some capped queen cells. The hive built back up very quickly and appeared to have built up their numbers back to about what they...
  13. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Management for swarm control in a horizontal tbh. Can we hash it over here a bit? As the spring SLOWLY warms up, and the maples bloom here, I am wondering about how to manage my TBH to control swarming. I have been talking with other top bar beeks recently on and off the forum in an effort to...
  14. Equipment/Hardware
    hello I didn't find any thread on the forum about the use of what is called "the building-frame" in the Storch book "At the hive entrance" I found Some french-speaking pages (google translation is a false friend!) here on Lang sized hives and here and one in a Warré hive In french it's...
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