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  1. 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...
  2. General Beekeeping
    Making Splits for Swarm Control . Hives of bees that are strong enough to be a pollination unit, 5 frames of brood with bees covering 8 frames, during fruit tree pollination starting around the first week in May will become two crowded and will swarm before the main nectar flow starts at...
  3. 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...
  4. General Beekeeping
    a queen, a queen, A QUEEN! i sometimes wonder if the bees whisper or shout for joy to their sisters when we requeen hives in their own social communication? are they as joyful as we are when queens are accepted? some pictures of one of my hives receiving a new queen. requeening hives...
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