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    Re: Swarm with dead Queen

    Normally that would be an option. Only problem is someone took upon themselves the position of "Resident Bee Nazi" and poisoned my two hives about 2 months ago. Where I live the city ordinances make...
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    Swarm with dead Queen

    I picked up a small swarm yesterday from the yard of a local homeowner. Unfortunately, the day before, they had sprayed the ball with soapy water. When I got there, there were dead bees everywhere...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    This is what I figure happened. The block wall is 6' on the street side plus it has a 3' wood extension on top. This extension has part of a plank missing almost centered between the two hives....
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    This photo is of the bottom of two boxes from one hive. The upper box is about 12" square, was about 1/3 honey and 1/3 pollen and yielded about 1.5 gal honey. That dead pile is probably < equal to...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    If someone knows your name it is pretty easy to find where you live. That these hives crapped out so rapidly after discussing bees publicly, coupled with human nature, tends to lead me to suspect ill...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    To answer the various questions;
    Both hives were quite active with lots of traffic in/out of the hive. Being near the beach in So Cal, the temps rarely get close to freezing. Having a year round...
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    Re: Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    I thought about cross contamination in the sprayer. I don't use chemicals very often in my yard, generally only a boric acid bait for ants and Roundup once or twice a year to control the Bermuda...
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    Hives Died in less than a Day. Why?

    I have two Warre hives. Last week I was on a community forum responding to a question of what to do about a swarm. I live in Huntington Beach. City ordinance makes it nearly impossible to legally...
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    Re: one week in... not using top box?

    I am also new to beekeeping. I captured a small swarm about 7 weeks ago. I also started off with 2 boxes and saw they were building comb in the lower box. I just reversed the boxes. I am now at 4...
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