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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Isolating the Honey Super

  When you first split a hive you may wish to isolate the Honey Super (top section) Pros+ It reduces the volume of the hive so is less area for the bees to secure and maintain You can easily remove the Honey Super to view the live hive inside the…

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