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  1. Beekeeping 101
    I am new to beekeeping this year. I bought a nuc in May and things have been going great! A week ago I did an inspection to the hive and found that both the bottom and top deeps are almost entirely full. The new frames that I added about a month ago to the top deep are full of capped honey...
  2. General Beekeeping
    It's 108 Fahrenheit here. But after having a couple of hives go laying worker, I went to the apiary instead of staying indoors. I lost my biggest hive to their queenlessness, and the queen I bought them. So the big italian hive took out the bee tree I think. The big hive was about to rob my...
  3. Bee News
    The Division of Plant Industry announces the following positions. Interested and qualified applicants may apply online for this position through People First, or by clicking on the link following the description. Agriculture and Consumer Protection Specialist (District Apiary Inspector)...
  4. Bees
    We made two videos at work for the Florida State Fair Apiary Inspection in Florida http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Media/Multimedia/Plant-Industry-Multimedia-Files/Apiary-Inspection-in-Florida Anatomy of a Hive...
  5. General Discussion
    Does anyone keep a record of individual hive activity? We will have 50 hives this year and I am wondering if by chance anyone has an app or software they use to tract hive inspection and/or hive activity/production. Thanks!
  6. General Beekeeping
    I'm putting together a blog post about what beekeepers put in their hive inspection kit so that they're prepared while out in the apiary, both for my own personal interest and to share with other beginners out there. So I've come to you, the professionals, to find out: What do you pack in your...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I know it's only been a couple of days since I put the extra medium brood boxes on the hives but I'd like to check them and see if they've put any new was on the foundation. I can get by without checking for new wax but I also need to put some in-hive beetle traps in the hives and refresh the...
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