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    Well, the inspector found no disease, just a...

    Well, the inspector found no disease, just a dying hive with too few bees to keep the brood alive and probably laying workers. I'll be combining the hive with another one later today. So, I guess...
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    Quick replies... George ... I'm pretty sure I'm...

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    George ... I'm pretty sure I'm seeing eggs, not varroa poop from what you've said. I did feed them this spring. That's what the smell almost reminds me of... honey gone bad or...
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    Thanks! Let's see... Dave... I've not done...

    Thanks!

    Let's see...

    Dave... I've not done a count (ashamed to say). I have a new baby and my bee-keeping has been a bit subpar this spring. I'm not sure how to confirm they are eggs and not...
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    My one-time strongest hive swarmed at least once...

    My one-time strongest hive swarmed at least once this spring but still appeared to be doing ok until recently. Then I notice less and less activity. On opening it up its STINKS... not a dead fish...
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    Well, I decided the most straight forward thing...

    Well, I decided the most straight forward thing to do was take the excluder off and let the queen, if she was above it instead of below, get back down to her broodnest. Next year, the excluder is...
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    Thanks all for your help! Keep you posted!

    Thanks all for your help! Keep you posted!
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    I had some brood above the queen excluder in the...

    I had some brood above the queen excluder in the honey supers when I put it on about 7/5. They are in a nice semicircular pattern in the middle several frames of the super. While I can't find the...
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    What about requeening a hive that appears...

    What about requeening a hive that appears queenless or at least with a very weak or sterile queen (very little brood, declining numbers of bees, declining activity noticed in just the last week) and...
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