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I think my first bees are succeeding...

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despite my clumsy efforts. I've gone down and sat next to the hive several times and they seem to be calm but actively working. Bringing in pollen - noticed a lot going in today especially. My only problem is that the package was apparently infested with Small Hive Beetles as I had a half dozen scurry from my site 24 hours after installing them.
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I've got them crowded, but full sun is not possible. I have 3 heavily wooded acres. That's something they'll have to overcome. Looking at this positively, about 25% of the trees near the hive are Tulip Poplars.
 

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Insert a beetle trap in your hive, about all suppliers carry them and they are not expensive. You can get the disposable ones for under 2 bucks and when they are about full just throw away and add another if needed.
 
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