Monthly Archives: June 2011

3rd update on queenless top bar hive split.

June 12, 2011 I picked up a new queen for the queenless top bar hive. However, I found that there must have been a hidden queen cell in the hive as I found a comb of eggs. Checked the parent … Continue reading

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Update on Top Bar Hive Split and Queen Situation

Well, I checked the bees on Tuesday. The new split does not have a new queen. The bees broke open the queen cell and destroyed the new queen. I will hopefully be able to purchase a local queen this weekend … Continue reading

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No Queen when splitting one of my top bar hives.

On May 31, 2011 I visited my Apiary in Ada, Ohio. My intent was to move bees from a small 2 foot top bar hive (tbh) into a 3 foot tbh. However, when I opened up the 2 foot hive … Continue reading

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A few good beekeeping links.

Here are some websites I recommend for new and experienced beekeepers. www.beesource.com (plans for building equipment, articles, and forum.) www.biobees.com (plans for building equipment, articles, books, forum, top bar hives, natural beekeeping.) www.bushfarms.com (Top Bar and Natural Beekeeping Information, Tips … Continue reading

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Package and Nucleus Suppliers

One of the most important things to remember when ordering packaged bees and nucs is to order very early in the season to insure that you get your bees. This usually means ordering as early as November to get bees … Continue reading

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Hello, Welcome to my FindlayBee blog. I am a hobby beekeeper in Findlay, Ohio.

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