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I introduced my bees on Tuesday. Today I went to see if the queen was out. My bees were all clung to the queen box. Shall i assume she is still inside of it? It has been rainy and chilly here so I didn't tap them off to check her. I was afraid they…Continue
Started by lindsey in Hives + Bees 10 hours ago.
Hi All,There is a swarm on Southern and Monroe. We caught too many swarms this year and are now out of boxes. If anyone can grab them that would be great. The Ladies name is Erin and her # 505-221-4253Call her and she will give you her address.They…Continue
Introduced bees to hive today. There were quite a few dead ones in the package that shook into the hive. Do I try to get them out, or will the bees clean up the heap? Is it common for there to be quite a few that do not survive shipping?
Hello all,I'm a novice beekeeper in Santa Fe - set up my hive this spring and took delivery of a package of Carniolans a few weeks back. Upon checking the hive a week after hiving, I noticed the queen had died (or absconded...not sure which is more…Continue
I have one Top Bar Nuc for sale. I am selling them for $155. It come with four bars of comb, with a new queen, drawn comb containing: open & sealed brood, as well as honey stores and pollen. The nucs will come in a small waxed cardboard nuc…Continue
just got my bees in the mail. Appears queen candy is gone. What do I do? I assume I need to leave the cork in for a day or two. Do I need to make up some kind of candy or anything to stick in there? Continue
I am just getting started and I wondered if brushing a wax coating on the plastic foundation is recommended or do I just place the frames inside the hive without doing anything to the foundation? Continue
About a week ago a hive near me swarmed. They had been robbing my trap for weeks in large numbers, then nothing. Area of Forest Hills, McKinney, Harper and Barnhart. Anyone get this swarm? It was a nice bunch of gentle bees. Yesterday another…Continue
Started by Chris Specter in Swarms on Tuesday.