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    Re: Varroa Mites...No Queen????

    Wow, what medication will work to kill all the Varroa mites, including the ones in the cells? I didn't notice this a few weeks ago when I did a hive inspection, and we have been using powered sugar...
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    Varroa Mites...No Queen????

    I went to feed one of my hives today and noticed lots of dead baby larve bees at the entrance of my hive. So... I went looking around in my brood and noticed there are some capped off brood but NO...
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    Re: What to do with bees in a log

    I just saved a hive out of a poplar tree we cut down (didn't know it was in there until after we cut it). We split the tree open, gathered all brood and honey. We took the brood combs and tied them...
  4. Re: When to put entrance reducers on??

    Thanks guys!!
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    Re: Help! Wax Moths??? or what???

    Thanks so much for the info!! I was afraid that was what it was :-( This is a swarm we bought from a local man this year. The frames are fresh new frames we put together ourselves. What can we do to...
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    Help! Wax Moths??? or what???

    We took out some frames to extract honey from one of our hives and on the back of one (some of the comes are not capped) there are black/dark brown flecks of stuff. Definitely not mites...maybe feces...
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    Re: Hello from Glade Spring, VA!

    I was only treating as a preventitive. I'd rather prevent a problem from happening than waiting until I have a big problem and possibly loose the whole hive....that scares me!! Thanks for the link. I...
  8. Re: Would like to buy a small extractor

    Exactly! Depending on where the extractor is located, you can ship USPS (post office) Priority for around $25-35. I have shipped heavy western pleasure show saddles with them for less than $25!
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    Re: Hello from Glade Spring, VA!

    For sure!! Thanks!
  10. Thanks, I got one :-)

    Thanks for all the replies and emails! I got one today.
  11. When to put entrance reducers on??

    When should I put reducers on my hives to keep the mice out?
    Thanks a bushel!
    Valerie
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    Hello from Glade Spring, VA!

    My name is Valerie Yarber and this is my first year keeping bees. I am totally addicted, by the way. My father and I decided to get a couple hives this past Spring (I had been begging my husband...
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