Hello All– As a new beekeeper I will once again show my ignorance about the seasonal changes and its implications for hive. My question is: one of my hives seems to be growing very rapidly, is it too late in the season to add another super? Even if the super and deep already in use are close to 80% full? I will not be pulling honey this…[Read more]
Hello! Fellow beekeeper’s advice needed please! My sister and I inherited two established hives. Both langstroth, two stack and 3 stack without queen excluders. 10 frames in each. A neighbor friend who keeps bees came over today to help open them and take a look inside. Both hives smelled good, had visibly good looking brood, some honey and lots…[Read more]
Update: decided to put the supers on this coming Wednesday. Will give them sometime and inspect again to see if there is any activity in the super.
I was talking to Craig Noorlander. My experience with Langs is no where near as good as his, but I didn’t like the idea of you adding supers. Santa Fe (mostly) is in a dearth from what I’ve seen. I’m having to feed up there. Anyway, Craig tells me he’ll be in Santa Fe this week and he’s willing to come and give you some advice. I…[Read more]
I am new to beekeeping. We were moving the beehives and one got jostled and the bottom board got moved. The bees were pretty agitated, and on the outside so we left them in the back of the truck to calm down. Does anyone have any advice on how to help fix and move the beehive the last 10 ft. Thank you for any help.
When I moved my hives I attached external braces on both sides that secured the base to the box. The braces were nothing more that 1”x 2” boards secured by screws. I used a dolly to move the box once it was on the ground.
Maybe just get a strap from Home Depot or rope and a slip knot and strap the hive together. Smoke the bees a little to calm them down. They will bee fine.
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