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    Drone trap frame in the winter?

    I am in Oakland and getting my hive ready for winter. I have been using a drone comb trapping and the powdered sugar method to manage the mite population. Should I continue using the drone frame to...
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    Removing drone trap frame

    I put in a drone trap frame on May 21, 2013 as part of my varroa maintenance plan this year (along with powdered sugar dusting). I've read that this must be removed exactly 4 weeks from the day it is...
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    Drone trap frame in new hive

    I am installing a new package of bees. This year I want to try a foundationless frame in the deep super as a drone trap. When I should plan on placing this frame in the super?
  4. Thread: Empty hive

    by lindahwang
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    Re: Empty hive

    I was pretty good about regular mite checks and doing powdered sugar application when the count was higher than it should be. But you're right- the pictures of varroa and AFB look really similar.
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    by lindahwang
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    Re: Empty hive

    A few possible theories: 1) not enough space in the hive (was going to get into the hive this weekend and get ready for the warm weather); 2) lots of ants; 3) AFB. the more I look at photos online of...
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    by lindahwang
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    Empty hive

    Today I found my hive completely empty. The top 2 medium supers are full of capped honey. Can I extract this honey and reuse the frames? I will likely get new frames for the brood chamber. thanks...
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