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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    I haven't seen the two eggs per cell, I will keep my eye out for it.
    Also its a very good idea about the school test lab, thank you very much for that idea.
    I am sort of scared to have an...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    There was extremely spaced out spotty larva on just about every frame. But it did not seem like any of it was really good. I saw some capped and chewed, may be the same I saw last time and the bees...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    I dusted yesterday pretty heavily. Weather was good and I was able to inspect every frame. I noticed a single empty queen cell. I was not able to locate the new queen. I am assuming the old one is...
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    Re: Mold....

    I was actually just told that painting a hive could cause more moisture problems....which makes sense with the paint we use on the hives.
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    Thank you very much about the advise about the paint!
    Very true about the brood.
    Any tips on moving them to a nuke? should I close off the old hive?
    How many honey vs brood frames should I give...
  6. Thread: Mold....

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    Re: Mold....

    Also what do you think about painting the inside of the hive?
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    Re: Mold....

    You scorch and re-paint? Or do you scorch, sand and then paint?
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    Mold....

    So I am not sure if this should be under disease and pests, but I would say its a reasonable health issue if present.
    Have you ever had mold in your hives?
    How did you deal with it?
    How did you...
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    Re: Efb?

    I also experienced the same amount of moisture on my sticky board, I really wasn't expecting it, so I am glad to hear it is not just me! I had some issues with moisture that caused mold in my top 2...
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    Re: Efb?

    The bottom board should have been cleaned before you began to dust. An hour after dusting, pull the bottom board and it should be covered in parallel lines of white powdered sugar. You should think...
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    Pic

    http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/eseries3/images/articles/E-201-W_amg62.jpg
    here is a link to a pic that shows sort of what I saw. This is the best pic to resemble my hive the website said its...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    Well as I had said it failed the ropey test. So I am not sure if its AFB,EFB,PMS, or just Varrora. The pics I goggled for AFB and EFB did not look like my hive. But the one thing that did look like...
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    Re: Efb?

    Well I didnt have any partially emerged bees like you explained in #1.
    I do believe that #2 is what most of what I saw was that was uncapped. And thats sort of what I thought too, maybe they caped...
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    Efb?

    So I installed my sticky paper for the mites, and I did a dusting today. I took the top 2 honey supers off. And found that the 1st hive body had several more bees that I had originaly thought, but...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    [QUOTE=KQ6AR;606532]Hi Jane,
    If the honey tastes good its not fermenting.
    Some people run queens 3 or more years. The only reasons to condemn her as failing would be poor brood pattern in good...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    [QUOTE=odfrank;606260]I think you are confused about what are robber bees. It would be unusual for bees to be returning with pollen and the hive being robbed at the same time. The only hives I see...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    So my bees are alive! the top two supers are filled with honey. the botom was littered with dead bees and dead varrora mites. The top super had some mold and condensation in it? and same with my...
  18. Thread: hi

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    Re: hi

    Thank you everyone for the welcome!
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    I found a web site that has a hive that looks like my entrance and floor area. The website says that the bees in the picture were murdered by an individual with pesticide. Hopefully thats not what...
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    it wouldnt accept my photo jpg file for the dead bees? any tips?
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    Re: I need help asap! :(

    I had put a white blanket semi covering the entrance on hot days to help with robber bees. It fell and I left it on the ground in front of the hive. When I started getting the winder drone die off...
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    I need help asap! :(

    I am a new bee keeper in CA and this is my 1st winter. I don't have anyone around here that does bee keeping that I know to turn to for help!
    I have one hive and thousands dead in front of it. ...
  23. Thread: hi

    by Jane_Bee
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    hi

    Hello Iam a new bee keeper. I dont know any others around here! And I am doing it all on my own! Kinda scary esp with just one hive!!!
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