Log Cabin – Hive Duplication

I decided to set up one of my Log Cabins for Budding (Hive Duplication). This process could be done with just about any kind of empty box. I thought it might be better to do it this way than to split a hive because then you will have to split it …

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Syrphid Fly – Wasp Mimic

I noticed this hive had liquid dripping from the entrance hole. Not a good sign! Hives generally have a fair bit brown propolis around the entrance but is usually pretty dry. When you see liquid it’s a sign that the hive has an issue.  This particular hive grew weaker over …

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Weak Hive – No Queen?

  Photo: Weak hive that is recovering well with new brood   Over the years we’ve seen people posting photos on Facebook of their failed hives wondering what they did wrong. A lot of the time it starts by having no Queen and the colony grows weak and then is …

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Budding – Hive Duplication Example

This article follows the progress of one of my Budding Kits connected to a healthy hive. Click here to see the Build Page for the Kits  I made an adaptor tube to connect the existing boxes to the new boxes. I waited til late afternoon when all the bees had …

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