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    Nosema ~ Safe to reuse equipment?

    Had a hive that dies that had Nosema. Is it ok to reuse the frames and drawn comb?
  2. Last hive from last year dead, moldy frames, mites~ Just about ready to give up PICS

    Went outside today to check my last remaining hive from last year because I was treading them for Nosema. About a month ago I check them and the hive was active, lots of honey and today I find a dead...
  3. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    Alright so the darker comb then. I have nothing capped anymore really. Even had bees that had died coming out of the comb.. Another question, will the queen lay worker eggs in the larger drone holes?...
  4. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    Ok ow do I tell the difference from brood and honey comb?
  5. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    Thank you for your reply Peter, very helpful to say the least. Would you reuse the drawn comb? Should I go ahead and treat the remaining hive for mites? Will the new bees fix the areas where the wax...
  6. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    So should I treat the empty hive for mites then would it be ok to reuse?
  7. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    Here are some pictures of what I found after further inspection today. Lots of pollen and some bees that have died trying to hatch. Also some moth damage. I see lots of brown specs in the remains on...
  8. Re: Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or ho

    Thanks for the reply.. I actually treated them with powered sugar around November. I will have to brink a deep in a check it out. So if you have ccd you cannot reuse anything?
  9. Checked bees for the first time this year one hive completly empty, no bees or honey

    Checked my bees this year and found one hive out of my 2 is completely empty. There is no honey, bees nothing. They just simply disappeared. They were very stong and healthy over the summer (...
  10. Can I reuse this foundation for honey supers?

    Hello,
    I had put this foundation in med supers last year as my hives had filled out the 2 hive bodies. Since last year was hot some of the foundation is wavy and looks almost melted. They never...
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