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Bearding Bees bearding at the front of the hive is completely normal and a sign of a strong colony. How many brood boxes do I need? Depending on your location, the amount of flowers available year round, how cold it gets, etc., etc. will affect how many brood boxes you should use in your beehive / Flow Hive. Wintering your Flow Hive Wintering your Flow Hive / Flow Frames is an important consideration that you will need to make. When to add the Flow Super It is important to place your bees in the brood box and wait until they are fully established before adding the Flow Super containing the Flow Frames to your hive. This can take anywhere between 1-8 weeks, depending on whether you have a nuc or package of bees, and will vary greatly depending on the time of year and the local resources available for your bees.
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About the Beekeeping Basics category 7 September 20, 2018
Question About Hive Going In To Winter 5 October 17, 2019
Are my bees starting to starve? 6 October 17, 2019
Can a 5 week old hive swarm? 11 October 16, 2019
How long does the bees move onto the other waxed frames? 11 October 16, 2019
Swarm control without splitting 19 October 15, 2019
Show a pic of your setup 532 October 14, 2019
Less Bees- what's happened? 13 October 12, 2019
Foundationless frames illegal in South Australia? 24 October 11, 2019
Inspection process 5 October 11, 2019
Harsh Sunshine Coast (Australia) Winters 4 October 10, 2019
Should I re-queen or let nature take it's course? 16 October 10, 2019
Second brood box or super? 5 October 9, 2019
Using two keys to crack a frame 4 October 6, 2019
Winter is coming 8 October 5, 2019
Think my queen has gone! 2 October 3, 2019
Thriving hive in the wrong location - what to do? 14 October 2, 2019
New questions after double inspection 8 October 1, 2019
Given an infested failing hive help? 40 September 30, 2019
Bees wont go into the flowhive and are now swarming 124 September 30, 2019
Good Intentions Going Astray 12 September 30, 2019
What's the most important living being on the planet 2 September 29, 2019
Preparation to start over 2 September 27, 2019
New queen emerges/mite treatments 20 September 26, 2019
Tales from the beehouse in the far north of canada 26 September 26, 2019
Using Old Honey Supers as Nucs. Yes or No? 10 September 23, 2019
Fixing a laying worker problem late in the year? 9 September 22, 2019
Oxalic Acid Treatment - Honey Question 7 September 21, 2019
Excessive propolis 10 September 18, 2019
Less Bees, No honey in Super 6 September 18, 2019