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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    At least I know everything is okay now....
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    Hey all I got my results back from the AG office this morning on my sample and no foul brood!!! It was pretty simple process and my local agent kept in constant email contact with me. It looks like...
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    If it is foul brood is there anything I can do to save the few bees left or are they lost cause? I take it I can't reuse any of the equipment either? So 4 deeps and 5 frame nuc I have to scrp plus...
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    Thanks so mush and I am shipping a sample out today for testing... I will post once I hear back...
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    Thanks for help and the hive did have a rotten meat/dead smell before hand...I thought it was the dead bees on the ground....
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    Does foul brood cause a smell from the hive? Who would I call for a test?
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    You think mites?
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    Re: Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    Okay so am I safe to reuse frames again??
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    Help lost 2 hives this winter already

    The drought in Northern California was really hard on my bees this year and I lost 2 hives at my yard and another 2 hives at a farm that I stored extra hives. Doing into winter I was down to just my...
  10. Thread: Hive issue

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    Re: Hive issue

    Go bears!!!! Class of 94
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    Re: Hive issue

    Lol I know I have been beekeeping for 4 years now and I keep seeing and learning new things...
  12. Thread: Hive issue

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    Hive issue

    I am having major issues with my second hive moving up into the honey supers. I did a quick check last week and both lower are full of broad and honey. I tried removing the queen extruder for a week,...
  13. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I agree just thought it was wierd that they are eating the frame of honey I put in the honey super.... I would think that they had ample store already in the 2 deeps...
  14. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I stopped feeding by 2 main hives over a month ago but I am still feeding the 4 nucs I have to get to draw comb faster.... Like I said my big hive is on it's 3rd honey super but my Germans just...
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    Re: Swarm trap thieves

    Good point they were both in the same area..
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    Re: Swarm trap thieves

    I agree Stan and I can forgive kids for being kids we were all dumb when we were young... The thieves irrate me more because I am guessing that is adult ...
  17. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    Hey Rob congrats and welcome neighbor.... Coco county is much better for bee keepers than alameda so your in a good spot.... You will be fine with honey because last year my bees collected all the...
  18. Re: Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I agree Frank it's been quiet the last few weeks...
  19. Is Northern California (Bay Area) swarm season over???

    I am curious because no calls the last 2 weeks for swarms and no activity in swarm traps anymore. Anybody in NorCal - sf Bay Area noticing the same?
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    Swarm trap thieves

    I put up a total of 9 traps this season and lost 3. One was destroyed about a month ago and I am guessing kids. The trap was completely smashed and laying on the ground but they left the frames...
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    Re: What kind of brood disease is this?

    I did a large removal a few weeks back and the same thing really black comb and similiar milky white substance coming out the broad. The Hive was huge and very healthy so I assumed I did it during...
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    Re: Combining two weak 5 frame nucs

    Okay that's for advice and I am sure the 2nd nuc is queenless ...
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    Combining two weak 5 frame nucs

    I have 2 swarms I caught both with the last few weeks and one has a queen which is laying but is really small hive they can barely cover 2 frames....the 2nd swarm is queenless not sure what happened...
  24. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I like that idea and will use the extruders next time until the queen starts to lay...
  25. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    Thanks for the advise and I didn't think about frameless I might try that next time.... Should I have left them in the box by the time I got home with them it was 10 am and moved later or was that...
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