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  1. These two hives started as nucs a couple of months ago and all brood boxes are now wall to wall. Lots of solid brood, with very heavy honey and pollen frames too. Today I decided that it’s time to put the first honey supers on. Is this too early? Is there such a thing as peaking before the flow? I think that because the weather has been amazing here for three weeks now maybe there’s an early flow happening anyway. I’ve used a couple of their brood frames to even out other hives, so they should be kept busy drawing and filling those plus the honey supers now. It will be interesting to see how m
  2. Hi beeks, one of my hives is much stronger than the other hive. Both are one box hives, which were transplanted from two 5 frame nucs 3 weeks ago. The weaker hive may have starved a bit lately, or have a lame Queen as there’s almost no stores, way less bees, more drone brood, and any capped worker brood is toward one side, away from the centre. I have eyeballed her yesterday though along with some new eggs. The strong hive is ready for another box, with heaps of stores of nectar and pollen, lots of neat worker brood filling up frames. How can they be at such different stages even though they’r
  3. Hi there my question is is regarding suplementry feeding for springtime. Is it a bad idea to feed sugar water only, without also feeding pollen? I’m thinking of providing sugar water for the bees when a run of rainy days are forecasted
  4. What do you do with manky, soured, moldy frames? Share your experience, please! For example, in Ukraine we do it next way. What to do with manky frames? What to do if honey is soured in frames? What to do with moldy frames? We will try to answer these questions. Here are the frames from the weak colonies, which were manky. These colonies remained alive, but they are very weak. They survived because there was an early flight this year. If the bees made a flight later, these colonies could die. These colonies were crapped because they were weak and ate more and overloaded their in
  5. I have 2 hives, both one broodbox full of bees. Almost no honey stores lots of pollen. A lot is in flower so plenty of food. They all look very healthy. The weather is warm but wet. Should I sugar feed my bees to get them through spring. Or can I count on the fact they will collect from the flowers as they go. Will the feeding promote swarming.
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