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    Thank you! I was going to cut the wire and redo...

    Thank you! I was going to cut the wire and redo the whole frame. I will patch it instead. This has been really helpful. Diana in Southeastern, MA
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    My first hive which was Italians died. They were...

    My first hive which was Italians died. They were beautiful and gentle. I am getting another Italian Package in a couple of weeks. I have order a Russian nuc for May from a RI Beekeeper who has a...
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    Two of my frames' foundation had been chewed by...

    Two of my frames' foundation had been chewed by mice that got into my cellar. Two more have holes in the wax after I left them propped up against a tree and my chickens pecked them. I am a new...
  4. Thread: NONTOXIC CLEANUP

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    I have used Fumidil B but nothing else. Most...

    I have used Fumidil B but nothing else. Most beekeepers in our club routinely use chemicals whether a disease is present or not. I am not comfortable doing that. I am ordering a Russian nuc from...
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    How long did you have your hive? I got my hive...

    How long did you have your hive? I got my hive in April 2002, and hoped I would not have major problems with mites as the hive was new. After reading the thorough analysis that you received, I will...
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    Clinton: Thank you for the address!! I am going...

    Clinton: Thank you for the address!! I am going to give it to the bee association I belong to. I doubt anyone is aware of the service.
    odfrank: I will try the hot water. I was worried that I...
  7. Thread: dead bees

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    Is Olympic Wilderness a mail order? Our Bee Club...

    Is Olympic Wilderness a mail order? Our Bee Club has a Beekeeper who drives to Georgia every Spring to bring back bees. They only have Italians where he goes. I am told that getting the bees...
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    OK. I'll resist the urge to clean up the frames....

    OK. I'll resist the urge to clean up the frames. Thanks for responding, Diana in Southeast MA
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    Were the bees that died Italians? I lost my only...

    Were the bees that died Italians? I lost my only hive too and live in the Northeast. This was one of the worst winters in my memory. I am a novice but I wondered if Carniolans might have handled...
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    P.S. I live in a very damp area (on the coast). ...

    P.S. I live in a very damp area (on the coast). We are zone 6 where winters are normally fairly mild. I had wedged my hive between two evergreens and wrapped it too. Could I have contributed to...
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    MA has undergone alot of economic cuts and we no...

    MA has undergone alot of economic cuts and we no longer have a Bee Inspector so I would not know where to send a specimen. I would be very interested in the results you receive. Please post and I...
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    Lost my hive over the winter. The inside walls...

    Lost my hive over the winter. The inside walls of the hive and tops of the frames are splattered with feces. What should I use to clean it up? I had all new equipment and new comb. The comb in...
  13. Thread: MORE DEAD BEES

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    I have one hive and this was my first winter. ...

    I have one hive and this was my first winter. When I opened the hive, the bees were all dead. There was plenty of honey and the bees were in two separate clusters. There was feces smeared all over...
  14. Thread: nosema in winter

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    I'm a new beekeeper with just one hive, which...

    I'm a new beekeeper with just one hive, which Ihave just lost. I am guessing it is Nozema as there was plenty of honey in the hive, but the inside walls of the hive were covered with feces. ...
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