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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I plan on going 1 deep for my brood chamber and the rest deep supers. I planned on just feeding my bee's until wax is fully drawn in the brood chamber. Should I continue to feed when it's time for a super so they quickly draw out the wax in the super as well? I've researched that 1:1 ratio is...
  2. For Sale
    We are offering the Ceracell 2.5 gallon top feeder for $23.95 instead of $29.95 in our year-end clearance sale. Ceracell feeders are the new #1 top feeder in America. This sale ends December 31st or while supplies last. Check out the video below for details. You can also call our store at...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello, I am a first year beek going into winter and I have been researching a kinds of winterizing methods and hive setups. One thing that I did not come across anyone suggesting, which an acquaintance suggested, was to place a slatted rack on top of the hive right above the inner cover. This...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I bought a wooden top feeder a year ago but have only been using it a month and it is leaking. What should I use to try to reseal it? Or is it just a lost cause?
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Did my first inspection today, The queen was released and comb starting to be drawn out. I went to remove the queen cage and tore the foundation and my first question is will the workers repair the tear and if so should I leave it alone? Second question is after installing my package I put the...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I'm building my first hive & have bees on order. I also got a Mann Lake top feeder and then came upon a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7MLbAWaz0 by a beekeeper who was concerned about the excessive bee space and many nooks & crannies on the underside of the same feeder. Do those of you...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    When I installed my 2 packages I filled the top feeders, about 2 weeks ago. 1 week ago I added 1 gallon of 1:1 at the first hive inspection to each feeder, just to top them off. I plan on doing the second inspection this Sunday. There were a few dead bees, not too bad really. I intend to keep...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    I had a skunk eating my bees until I modified my hives for a top entrance. Now I need to give them a fall feeding. I actually have it all ready to go in top feeders, only now I just realized I didn't plan on how to use a top feeder and a top entrance at the same time. I read that a top...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I have my first lured hive about 12 weeks old. Inside the 8 frame medium brood chamber there are 8 frames of brood. Inside the super they started only 4 frames of honey and those frames are not fully loaded. I'm concerned they're not doing so well and need help. For several weeks and...
  10. Bee Forum
    Greetings all: It is the hottest week of the year in the mid-Atlantic and I'm concerned about my hive's internal temperature and do not want larvae to die. Would a filled top feeder lower hive temperature a degree or two. How about placing a few ice cubes or an ice pack in the top feeder? And...
  11. Bee Forum
    I opened up my hive today, as I usually do, just to check on them every once in a while, you know, check for mites, make sure comb is being drawn, the usual. I was taking off the top feeder which was emptied and BAM! three frames smacked flat onto the top of the hive and on the ground, in the...
  12. Bee Forum
    I've got an idea to help relieve the heat for my hive in a Texas summer. Tell me what yall think of it. Let me know if there's any dangers or Precautions I should take beforehand. I have a top feeder on my hive, but not the type with floating wooden slats.This one is caged around the entrance...
  13. Bee Forum
    I've got pollen EVERYWHERE at the moment from crapemyrtles, but from what I've heard it's not particularly nutritious or appealing to a hive. It was just started from a cut-out under a week ago and I need to make sure it has honey stores for the extreme summer, and before we know it, the fall...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    First, I noticed online that this is very, very cheap, and then I found out that it can be harmful. It can be harmful especially when it's hot out, and in Texas, we've already experienced over 100 degrees fahrenheit and it's not even July. I found sugar to be extremely expensive, so using sugar...
  15. Equipment/Hardware
    I am feeding my just installed (2 weeks) hive with 4 inverted mason jars on top. I noticed that on the warmer days syrup leaks out. Actually flows out the entrance at the bottom. I guess it kind of makes sense, the air in a half. or more empty jar contracts at night with cooler temperature and...
  16. Welcome Forum
    :scratch: Just installed my packages on Easter (April 8) into two new 10 frame hives. Eager to see how things are going, but staying patient, maybe go in tonight or tomorrow to see if the queens have been released and accepted. Dealing with nuisance raccoons taking the sugar water from the...
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