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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Southern Ontario, Canada. Second year keeper I have two deeps of brood, and two deeps of honey, and the whole thing is full of bees. I missed the boat for splitting the hive earlier as I didn't realize this was something you should do. I thought it was more an 'if you want to' kind of thing...
  2. General Beekeeping
    I did a cutout in September of a very small colony in the enclosed window of a house. They had K-wing and obviously at least one other mite borne virus, so I didn't want to add them to one of my healthier colonies. And they had a viable queen. For all there were maybe a cup of bees. So I stuck...
  3. General Beekeeping
    Droughts happen, then syrup is a life saver, when nothing is in bloom around here. Winter feeding takes fondant or dry sugar, I make fondant. Something in the cooking process converts the sugar to a more digestible form. But Camero 7 has another way, this post will help you out...
  4. General Beekeeping
    I have heard experienced beekeeps say that pollen is most important to bees during winter while others just as experienced say honey is more important. Is there one resource to bees that is more important in winter or are they just blowing smoke? Together they provide all the nutritional values...
  5. General Beekeeping
    Winter is here in central Texas. Last weekend I did a survey of my hive. I've got 2 deeps, 1.5 of which are full of honey. I've got a super 1/3 full of honey. I also left a frame feeder in the top deep - which is now completely drawn out. I plan on removing the super. Do you think I could take...
  6. General Beekeeping
    Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum, I am a first year beekeeper in Nova Scotia Canada. I recently encountered a problem when I checked my hives yesterday (October 3rd). Winter is coming up around where I live and I recently ran into a problem. I have two hives, one I treated for varroa...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, I would like to have some advises on when it is 'the ideal' time to feed a hive for overwintering with regard to its state. I mean, is it OK to feed even if there is brood or wait until there is no brood? If I wait, the bees will be able to place to syrup in the liberated cells, else...
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