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  1. Bee Forum
    There were some 20 bees or so checking out a swarm trap today. Weather wasn't that good so it was a bit surprising. This is the most activity seen at this location this year. The trap has some old brood comb an swarm commander. Weather has been very poor for the entire year so far. What do...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi! I'd love some advice on this: I bought a 5 frame (Langstroth) nuc two weeks ago. I moved the colony to a 2' long x 1' tall box and mixed in some top bars. The colony seems to be doing fairly well. As of last weekend the colony had 3+ brood frames and two drawn frames with some honey. I...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    So I live in in Washington state, I have two medium 8 frame boxes with natural comb. my bottom box has about six full frames of honey with a little pollen mixed in and only two with brood. My top box is only built out to four frames (full of honey) with only little pieces of comb on the two...
  4. Welcome Forum
    Hi, I am a new beekeeper from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I will be using Langstroth equipment and possibly making a long hive that will use Langstroth frames. This year will be my first and only experience with a hive of bees, and I am excited and nervous for this new adventure.
  5. Bee Forum
    Looking forward to my second season with my bees. i've read that fireweed can be a decent Summer crop of honey if you can find a good patch of fireweed. If it isn't something bee keepers hold close to the vest, does anyone in the Seattle / Snohomish County Skagit County area know of good...
  6. Beekeeping Meetings and Classes
    Beekeepers spent their Friday buzzing around the University of Florida IFAS Extension office in Washington County. Organizers kicked-off the two-day, 4th Annual Beekeeping Field Day and Trade Show. "We've got actually about 100 people that have come together to learn about beekeeping, and the...
  7. Welcome Forum
    I installed my 3 pound package one week ago and it seems all is well so far. Planning on getting a mite screen bottom board and another deep super soon for the summer. I have the styrofoam hive-top feeder and it seems to be working. Moisture is building up like crazy inside the telescoping...
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