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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I combined two hives this afternoon. One of the hives is weaker, it has no queen and had 10-15 queen cells (I removed these). The Strong hive is on the bottom with a marked queen that I observed before closing it up. There is newspaper between the two hives with perforations. The bees should...
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello everyone, I need your input on the problem I'm having. The problem is: I have 2 hives that are next to each other. One is doing exceptionally well, and the other one is weak. I have originally bought the "weak hive" as a nuc. So it came with the queen that was laying eggs and she was...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hi Guys, I tried to unite a queenless hive with a swarm today and instead I sent the swarm on a suicide mission. I was told I could sprinkle flour over my swarm and over the frames of bees in the hive and the bees will be too busy cleaning each other to fight. Wrong! I placed the swarm in...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hello All, I installed 2 - 3lb packages, each into their own deep super with exsisting drawn foundation that had been in the freezer. Colony #1 is doing well, producing plenty of brood, and is thriving. Colony #2 is only producing only drone cells. Zero worker brood is there. The queen is...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I started two hives this year. Hive #1 is busting at the seams with bees, honey, pollen. Hive #2 was off to an amazing start in the spring but began to falter in July - I suspect the queen was either failing or died. No signs of the queen, eggs or brood in the last 2 months. I just inspected...
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