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  1. Bee Forum
    I was just wondering does anyone know if there is a relationship between the number of drones in a hive to the propensity of that particular hive to swarm? My thinking is that if drones are present to the hive's level of contentment, that they've succeeded in reproducing on the cheap and keep...
  2. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    My very first bees ever, installed as 4-lb packages in late April; it hasn't even been two months yet! They were not overcrowded; each hive had mostly filled one medium eight-frame box. I'm running all medium 8-frame boxes, using Kelley's foundationless frames. One of the hives had two boxes...
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