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move a swarm

How To Move A Swarm? Some Wonderful Tips

If you want to move a swarm to a new location, there are some precautions you will need to take. First of all, follow the instructions on our “Catching a swarm” lessons, which will show you how to get a swarm into a hive. The next step is to move the hive with the bees ...

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brood inspection

Brood Inspection: Your first time will be ok!

Once your colony has gotten established, your first brood inspection is an exciting milestone in becoming a beekeeper (time for some backyard honey). Here’s what to look out for: The brood box is usually the bottom box of a hive, it contains the developing larvae and pupae, thousands of worker bees and a queen laying ...

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queenlessness

Queenlessness: Signs of a queenless hive

Queenlessness Today, we will be continuing with the topic of queenlessness. It’s important to be able to recognize when your hive has lost the queen. This is what to look out for: A queenless hive can be more aggressive than usual, so make sure to wear your beesuit and use the smoker. A sure sign ...

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what is a hive

What Is A Hive? A comprehensive guide

What is a hive? At its most basic level, the hive is a home and workplace for the honeybees, where they will live and raise their young. There are two types of hives: natural and artificial (or manmade). Today, we will be able to answer to the question “What is a hive?” Natural hives are ...