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Beekeeping Noob

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#61 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted February 25 2024 - 8:36 AM


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Thanks for asking! For my first attempt at beekeeping, Mother Nature sure was tough on me. If losing my hive wasn’t enough, our first real winter storm blew a tree down on it! My hive took a glancing blow from one of the main branches of the felled tree. It only dented the tin of the outer cover but it crushed my hive stand. 

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I recovered the hive and have a new stand. I have a new beeswax coated top feeder with the appropriately sized shroud. My Nuc is on order for late April delivery and I can’t wait to start. There’s a healthy beekeeping community around that has been supportive so while I’ve made some noob errors, I hope to manage better come spring. 

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#62 Online Artisan_Ants - Posted February 25 2024 - 8:54 AM


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Good luck!
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3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)


Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/

#63 Offline Ernteameise - Posted March 22 2024 - 11:07 AM


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I hope you have better luck this year!

I keep my fingers crossed!

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