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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi Everyone, I've only been beekeeping for 3 years in northern Quebec but a friend who is just starting out with one hive asked me to visit and offer advice. First thing I did was tell her about Bee Source. ;-) She has 2 deeps, nice brood/honey/pollen in bottom, 95% full. Top box (w plastic...
  2. Bee Forum
    I am new to beekeeping and this is my first winter. I am not quite sure how much honey to leave them. I have 2 honey supers (both are full) and 2 brood boxes (they are full also). Should I extract the honey supers and leave the brood boxes or should I leave all the boxes? Thanks.
  3. Beekeeping 101
    One of my hives I overwintered with an 8 frame deep brood chamber and an 8 frame deep food chamber. Trouble is, the food chamber was not totally drawn and filled. I figured what the heck, and left it for extra winter food. The food chamber had about 6 frames 2/3rds drawn and filled. It was...
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