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winter loss help please

  1. Bee Forum
    Today I went to wrap the hive to help protect it from winter. This is my first hive, my first winter with bees. At the beginning of October I had a full hive of Italians, a healthy queen, and a TON of honey. Like Ive been told, I left the honey alone and reduced the entrance since the days were...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and hope there's someone out there with some good advice about crystallized honey. I have a super full of totally crystallized honey, left over after a hive die out. I made the mistake of leaving a full super on my hive last winter, thinking the bees could use the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have just two hives and one that was well stocked in honey does not appear to have survived the winter. I am purchasing enough bees for two additional hives this spring but I believe there is more than sufficient honey. It is possible to harvest the honey for use? Probably at least 10...
  4. Bee Forum
    Winter loss - help please I have two hives in central Wisconsin. Both hives were strong at the end of November. Each hive has a lower brood box and upper food box full of honey stores. I checked the hives at the end of January and both hives were active. My observation was limited to...
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