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  Topic: Feeding packaged bees.
MikeonMayne

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:50 pm   Subject: feeding packaged bees.
Thanks Garret,

I'll check out the hive
today when I get back.
Seems like I made up the
permanent roof just in time as it was
rather windy on Mayne the last few days.
I'll post some pics of ...
  Topic: Feeding packaged bees.
MikeonMayne

Replies: 9
Views: 17450

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:04 am   Subject: Feeding packaged bees.
Hey Garret

Yeah the bees are making their way through it,
not quickly though. The reason I brought it up was that
the bees were leaving little puddles all over the top of the hive and a few strea ...
  Topic: Feeding packaged bees.
MikeonMayne

Replies: 9
Views: 17450

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:51 pm   Subject: what about honey?
Hi Garret
Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to hear from you at some
at some point. You're close and are into TBHs I don't know anyone who
has experience with these so I'm kinda feeling my way he ...
  Topic: Feeding packaged bees.
MikeonMayne

Replies: 9
Views: 17450

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:45 am   Subject: Feeding packaged bees.
Hey y'all
I'm REALLY new to beekeeping and
have just put a package of bees into a
TBH I JUST built.
Another beekeeper gave me a package of
"beefood" to help get them started. This was ...
 
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