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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have a 30 frame Long Lang that I want to move a hive into before winter. I moved the current Langstroth hive about 10 feet within the same yard so its entrance is close to the entrance of the Long Lang with branches in front. They are reorienting well after 2 days. Now I am wondering how...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Howdy, I'm a newbee that feels like I finally got a sign that I should start beekeeping. I have been fascinated with bees for a while and my neighbor (who is also a newbee) and I are trying to get things started together. My neighbor already has a cleaned out hive, and I believe a swarm just...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have two hives that made it through last winter (1 with original queen, 1 queen died and was requeened three weeks ago). Original queen hive is absolutely booming with essentially an entire 10 frame deep of brood and tons of bees, requeened hive does have a few frames of brood but def not...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello Everyone, I may have an interesting situation on my hands soon that could lead to me getting some more bees! I've been asked to come out to remove a beehive from near someones house. They're pretty sure that they are honeybees, but I'll make sure once I get there. My question is how would...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, total beginner here! We decided to use just medium (8 frames), and go foundationless. However, the nuc we are getting are deep. One response from Michael Bush was to put those frames in a second medium over a lower one and let the frames dangle down in the lower medium. I realize it would...
  6. Bee Forum
    The comb may contain brood and honey necessary to start off the hive, but I am worried that the bees may ignore the frames. I just got the cut-out yesterday, so should I wait? How long should I keep it in there for for them to start off the hive healthily but to prevent them from expanding on...
  7. Bee Forum
    My bees have began to cluster underneath the box inside of the planks of the pallet it is sitting on. I just got the bees as a cutout from yesterday, and putting them in the box got a bit messy. A ton of bees were on the grass around it during the transfer. They keep clustering around the pallet...
  8. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi, I'm a new beekeeper and am receiving a nucleus of four frames with an over-wintered queen. I want to try a top bar hive with them, however. How can I use the frames I receive to populate my top bar hive? Without just making the top bar hive large enough to place the langstroth frames in...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, This is my first post other than my introduction. I hope everyone can put up with another rank amateur! My situation is that I was taking down a deck in my backyard when I discovered that the neighborhood bees resided under it. I found a local mentor who was willing to let me help...
  10. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi All... I'm an aspiring beek and will be building warre hives for this season. I will be getting nucs with frames and am wondering the best way to transfer the nuc into the top bar hive... Any help would be appreciated! Thank you... Rachel
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