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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I'm a new bee keeper with one weak hive that I took over from someone else this summer, and have had some mild but steady hive beetle issues. I can't even really find the beetles themselves within the hive, other than occasionally spotting one, but I do catch larva on my slide out board beneath...
  2. Welcome Forum
    I have had my bees for five weeks from two nucs, both do not have many eggs. I have a big hive and a small hive, the big one has tons of bees, honey pollen, and drawn comb. I just started noticing eggs in her after the 2nd week. The smaller one concerns me a little. I see just as many eggs in...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Caught a swarm 4 weeks ago. Put it in a new hive. There were about 3 frames of bees. I saw the queen in there and all seemed well in the beginning but upon inspection today I can only see drone brood in a shotgun pattern and no workers brood. There is plenty of capped honey cells around. Also I...
  4. Bee Forum
    I fear I have made a huge mistake in not watching the weather close enough during a couple Nuc Hive installations a couple days ago. The rain started and I made a series of mistakes that led to a large loss of bees. I probably lost 100+ bees in addition to what you see in the picture, just...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone! This is my first year beekeeping, I received my bee package last week (4/15/17) and had a successful first few days. However, two nights ago a bear knocked over my hive in a rain storm in the middle of the night. When I saw the hive in the morning it was completely open and full...
  6. Bee Forum
    Let's start from the beginning. I picked up a package early April. Every thing was going great, the bees were drawing out comb fast enough that by May I had already added the second brood box. That's when things went bad. I lost my queen, for reasons unknown, at the end of May. One of the...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hello, my bees have been making swarm cells, my mentor initially squished them and we tried to give them more space. They have been busy making more, and today there were a couple capped. I found the queen today, so she hasn't left yet, there are still some eggs, but I feel she is slowing...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, This is my first year as a bee keeper. I have two hives one seems to be doing really well and the other is lagging behind. Both queens are laying but the weaker hive's queen has a very spoty brood pattern. The weak hive has around 4 queen cups in the hive. I was planning on...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hi all, first-year beekeeper here. I started two hives from packages on March 30th. Hive #1 is doing great. It drinks sugar-water as fast as I can feed it (6lbs of 1:1 sugar water in about 1-2 days), has completely drawn out two 10-frame deeps, and has a good brood pattern and a noticeably...
  10. Bee Forum
    I have a few hives that are weak not much larve, capped cells , etc and what there is has a terrible pattern and lotS of empty cells. I think my queen is probably out and weak and should be replaced? If you think I'm correct on my issue how is the best way to get them to make their own new...
  11. 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...
  12. Bee Forum
    New to bee keeping, this is my first year. Set up 3 hives this year using Nucs. 2 are doing extremely well one is in serious trouble. At first they built comb everywhere they weren't supposed to, now not building at all and have eaten a huge hole in one foundation. I know there was a queen...
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