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Feb 01, 2017

Winter hive venting

These winter I experiment three top venting systems. All hives have open wire mesh bottom and after half winter I found a big difference. During last cold

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Jun 05, 2015

Where to buy foundation

We have read and reread the line of beekeeping supplies and nowhere can we find a place to order the foundations. Can you please send a link to where we

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Jun 05, 2015

How to stack hives properly

I have constructed my hive and installed the foundations in all the frames and am confused as how to stack them. My intent is to put the deep boxes on

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May 17, 2015

Are bees active all year in warm climate?

I am considering soon entering into the beekeeping world. My specific question is this: I live in Florida and in this area it rarely gets cold enough to

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Apr 29, 2015

Escaped queen

I was installing a package of bees, but when I removed the cork from the queen cage the candy was gone and she escaped before I could put the cage in the

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Apr 29, 2015

bees in house eave

I live in South Carolina, on Hilton head Island and completed my house in July of 2014. I have just notices bees swarming on 4/28, and today I see some

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Apr 27, 2015

Bees not taking feed

I installed two hives 2 weeks ago. On one hive the bees are not eating any of the sugar water. There are lots of bees in the hive and they seem to be returning

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Apr 20, 2015

Feeding honey from hive that died

My bees died this past winter, leaving all their honey still in the frames. I want to feed my new bees this honey, how do I go about doing this after I

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Apr 19, 2015

Seems all the bees are gone - Four days after package install

I installed my package of bees 4 days ago. All went well. Been watching them hang out and fly around. This evening I went out to see if the queen was

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Mar 27, 2015

bees wintered in building

My bee hives are kept in a building with open ends so they can come and go as they please..we have bad winters and often lose bees because of it... the

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Mar 12, 2015

When to add hive space

I just purchased some package bees, when do I add another brood box? --- Hi Craig, It can be challenging even for long-time beekeepers to know when

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Mar 02, 2015

Are my bees getting enough air?

Hi, I just started a new bee box, yesterday. My bottom board has a screen, but it's still chilly sometimes, so I applied foam board under the screen.

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Feb 24, 2015

Abandoned hive in wall

I was taking a shed wall down to put insulation in the wall and found six foot long honey combs. Didn't see any live bees. Is it OK to move the combs

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Feb 23, 2015

taking the honey from the bees

Hi, my name is Nathan and I just started to become very interested in bees since I decided to write a paper on why we need them a couple of weeks ago.

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Feb 21, 2015

Bees dead mid winter. Should I close up the hive?

My bees died mid winter. Not sure why, although I know they had plenty of honey. My question is should I close up the hive until I introduce a new colony

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Feb 16, 2015

Beekeeping and seasonal pollen allergies

I am interested in learning to be a beekeeper but suffer from seasonal pollen allergies. Will bee keeping make my allergies worse because of the pollen

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Jan 10, 2015

Bees coming out of hive !!!!!!

HI, I would like too know when the bees come out of the hive and fly around it, before they fly off how many feet from the hive do they go before they

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Dec 24, 2014

Question about bees in the house

Every summer I had bees come and live in under our shingles on the out side of the house. A worker came and sprayed foam insulation into the walls,I pulled

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Oct 10, 2014

Pedro Albertano Sanchez, Belize

I live in Belize Central America. I have been a beekeeper for about 35 years. I am a retired elementary school principal. I started beekeeping helping

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May 09, 2014

mr.geoff westlake

we had a swarm of honey bees in our garden Tuesday afternoon. After a while they settled in a shrub in our garden; the sight and sound was remarkable.

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