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  1. Bee Forum
    Question for anyone with experience overwintering indoors. I'm in Northern BC Canada and have a few colonies that are pretty weak in numbers. I have them in an overwintering cabin I keep dark and as close to 5C as possible. Was thinking of mixing some freeze dried pollen with sugar syrup...
  2. Welcome Forum
    I am a beginning beekeeper (beehaver to be more specific). I have a large family and little time (and money) to take classes. By day I am an Applications Engineer (basically an IT Guy for a security integrator). By night I am 100% dad. I hope that I can get answers to some questions in...
  3. Bee Forum
    I need help. My colony is showing a strange behavior (at least strange to me): I will list out the strange behaviors I noticed throughout the year 2014 Year Beekeeping: - The Honey bees keep on making Queen Bee cells, there must have been a total of 6 that I found one day during the Summer. I...
  4. Bee Forum
    I recently moved a wild hive out of a tractor tire and into a Nucleus box. There were only two frames of brood in the tire so I thought the Nuc would be plenty large. Apparently not. A few days later, the majority of the bees swarmed and left the area. What was left seems way to small to...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I have played with different ways to feed bees many times. What I have noticed is that weak colonies won't move far for food. Sometime a feeder can be a frame away and they will not touch it. I read a article where someone filled combs with sugar/water and placed them in there hives. So I tried...
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