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    Bee paralysis virus

    Anyone familiar with the Bee paralysis virus? I think my hive has it, I replaced the queen a week ago and I don't know if they are going to make it. I know it can't be "cured". I don't think it's...
  2. Re: Thought swarming, slow queen, LOTS of dead bees, HELP!

    I've noticed for a while that I find them all around the house and can't fly. I thought that was just them getting old. Some seem do have darker abdomens and I thought that was maybe just genetics....
  3. Thought swarming, slow queen, LOTS of dead bees, HELP!

    I'm now wondering if my bees have a virus or Nosema. There are some with K wing. I thought my bees were swarming, there were queen cells built, but the queen was still here. I killed her, there were...
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    Re: Swarm cells last week need new queen?

    I only have the one hive and don't know of anyone doing mediums. I wouldn't be able to get a queen till monday or tuesday when the local shop has some coming in. There was some brood left in...
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    Re: Swarm cells last week need new queen?

    Thanks for your input. The day I saw the swarm cells they were almost capped and she was still there. Michael I read your books and that's why I was going to do the split. I shouldn't have listened...
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    Swarm cells last week need new queen?

    I had swarm cells last monday 6/2. I was thinking of doing a split and someone talked me out of it since it's the beginning of June. My bees thought there was no room (I had a second box on top that...
  7. Re: Laying workers or queen without enough comb

    Thank you for all your help! I was a little panicky. I will be checking it when it's about time for them to cap them. I'm hoping I don't have to buy another queen. Time will tell!
  8. Laying workers or queen without enough comb

    I'm not sure if I have a laying worker problem and how long to wait before saying I do. I purchased my first hive this year, couldn't afford two so I have nothing to switch or compare too. I put the...
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