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Offline dmoody256

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New Beekeeper from Iowa
« on: March 26, 2020, 03:14:28 pm »
Hello Beemaster!

I am a new beekeeper, got a single hive last summer near august, and overwintered them (unsuccessfully). Hoping I can draw some knowledge and experience from this place.


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Re: New Beekeeper from Iowa
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 08:17:03 pm »
Welcome to Beemaster, IMHO this the best forum.  I am old enough to repeat things and most of my friends don't remember, My philosophy : Every thing is true under some conditions and every thing is false under other conditions.  This is especially true for bee keepers. EXAMPLE  A nephew of mine had several hundred hives and his friend had thousands.  I helped them work their bees and they put 9 frames in a 10 frame hive with great success I have tried it a few times and I have the "WONKEST' combs you can imagine.  Try swarm traps it is addictive as fishing.

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Re: New Beekeeper from Iowa
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 09:46:30 pm »
Welcome  :happy:

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Re: New Beekeeper from Iowa
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 12:44:35 pm »
Greetings!

Overwintering a new hive started in August is a really tough gig.  Were you able to ascertain the cause of the colony collapse?
-Matthew Pence/Stitch