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  1. General Beekeeping
    i have to go back this morning, can't do bees before I will have crew or kids here lest people get stung. So waited til yesterday evening to tackle the most bearding hive. And check on the new swarm. (probably an abscond from my neighbor's house) the large swarm in my blue nuc (so large I had...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Hi! My significant other (SO) and I are beginning beekeepers (he more than I, to be honest). For some context, this is a new hive we obtained the first week of May from Bee Weavers in Navasota. The hive was doing really well, so much so that we needed to add a super 3 weeks ago. I am posting...
  3. General Beekeeping
    Here is the short question: I just installed a new mated queen in her cage yesterday into a fresh split and that same evening I found (looking in through the bottom screen) three caped queen cells. So do I destroy the capped cells or will my new queen do it for me. Here's is how I got there...
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