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  1. General Beekeeping
    Hello everyone, I'm a new beekeeper vin OK. I got 2 nucs on May 6th this year. They have grown very quickly, have seen the queen in both hives, both hives were fed with a sugar water 1:1, both hives are also carniolan. Last time I was in the hives, that was May 28th, there was a lot of chapped...
  2. Pests and Diseases
    Hi all, I'm a first-time beekeeper, I started with a 5 frame nuc 4 weeks ago and right off the bat had a condensation problem. I fixed that but every weekend I do a hive inspection and I cant help but feel like something is off. My girls are still on the original 5 frames and haven't even...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have 3 hives in Mass, 2 weeks ago they were installed (package). A few days after installing we checked and all 3 queens were successfully released from their cages and were visible during inspection. 6 days later (May 14) during an inspection of their food and general activity, I noticed one...
  4. Pests and Diseases
    Hi completely new to beekeeping, I was doing a hive inspection today and I came across a drone with a really dry looking thorax and spider web looking material on its wings. Is this deformed wing? Something else? Thanks for the help!
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hello so I was on her asking questions a couple of weeks ago and took some of the advise so now I have built something very close to the langstroth hive my frames did not fit just right they are about a half inch from reaching side to side but i will fix this soon. Now I posted an ad after I...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, Everyone and thank you for taking the time to read this. I am looking in to ways to support my large family from home so I dove right in to farming. We are just starting out and have nothing really going good yet, but have to start some where right so now we have 2 goats 3 rabbits i went...
  7. Introductions
    Hi all, I have been watching beekeeping for a while and finally took the plung. Last week I had a friend deliver about 2 pounds of bees with some cone from a meter box swarm. I took what brood cone I could find along with a bit of other good stuff and rubber banded the cone into empty frames. I...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    i am new to beekeeping and have a lot of questions. For starters how long will it take for a queen to lay broud in a new hive? And do pollen patties help the qween lay faster?
  9. Beekeeping 101
    At the convention of the British Columbia Honey Producers Association held in Kelowna we put on 2, - 1 hour introduction to beekeeping seminars that were open to the public so they could come in and learn a little about beekeeping and meet, talk to, and look at the products the trade show...
  10. General Beekeeping
    Hello all, I am a newer beekeeper /Host. We inherited a bee family and inspected them for the second time today. We were looking for queen in the hopes to mark her today but still could not find her. What we did find is what we think are queen bee cups. I am not sure if they are emergency or...
  11. Introductions
    Hey. My name is Max. I'm from Uzbekistan. I'm 19. In the Beekeeping at age 14. I have 80 beehives, also the person with whom I work has 600 beehives. :smile: We are in the Ferghana city, after the 2 weeks we eat in the mountains in Kyrgyzstan Usgen on honey yield. I will be glad to communicate...
  12. Raising Queens
    OK, I killed the queen of the hot hive. It is so hot I certainly wouldn't introduce a nice queen today in a cage or not. And not just temperature hot, these ladies are down right rowdy. And have been since spring. Too hot to work, don't respond to smoke even, just kept right on trying to sting...
  13. Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I'm an old worker-bee who "grew up" (Hah!) on a farm in the Pacific NW and we had stacks of hives brought to our property each year. I loved the bees and would often stand a-midst them just to bee there and to watch and listen. I just completed a two day course in the basics of...
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