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Beekeeping Basics


Bearding Bees bearding at the front of the hive is completely normal and a sign of a strong colony. 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. 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.
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About the Beekeeping Basics category 7 September 20, 2018
New queen emerges/mite treatments 16 August 24, 2019
Wormwod artemisia use in bee ives 2 August 24, 2019
Queen in the super 7 August 21, 2019
Where to purchase honey trough caps. How to get out broken one 22 August 18, 2019
One super or two? 24 August 14, 2019
Poison? Listless bees with pollen 11 August 14, 2019
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Fitting foundation without wires 6 August 12, 2019
Spinning traditional frames with an extractor 1 August 10, 2019
Identify this big bee - is it a drone? 15 August 9, 2019
Pest tray contents 4 August 8, 2019
Is it too late in season to add honey super 25 August 7, 2019
No honey in my hive! 20 August 6, 2019
Queen cells in new hive 31 August 6, 2019
Transferring langstroth brood frames into flo hive 2 brood box ? Can it be done? 23 August 5, 2019
Finally Harvested some honey 4 August 4, 2019
Very Big Newbie - What's happening to my bees?! 17 August 4, 2019
Changing the entrance orientation 4 August 1, 2019
Snelgrove split 29 August 1, 2019
Time for a second brood box? 70 August 1, 2019
Winter Advice for South West Queensland 29 July 31, 2019
Helpful flyer for neighbors? 12 July 30, 2019
Mixed Signals (Dead bees, no action, bearding, wasps) 21 July 30, 2019
Late season swarm 6 July 30, 2019
Buying bees and Nuc or Package for beginner 13 July 29, 2019
Urban Beekeeping - Beehive on a 2nd story deck in the city? 25 July 28, 2019
Bee Space Between Frames and Broodbox 11 July 28, 2019
Flow 2 Accessories (entrance reducer, etc) 32 July 26, 2019
Lazy Bees? Bees a plenty but no Honey 14 July 25, 2019