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  1. Thread: Tiny bee...

    by Thule
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    Re: Tiny bee...

    I have had the bees from 2011 and the colony in question has a very vigorous queen. The queens are supplied from the Aaland Islands archipelago which are varroa free.

    I have not seen any more of...
  2. Thread: Tiny bee...

    by Thule
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    Re: Tiny bee...

    Well this is varroa-free country and I have double checked for mites... so that is not the case.
  3. Thread: Tiny bee...

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    Tiny bee...

    Found this little one dead outside the hive.

    Seems to be at the last legs of the pupal state and almost ready for emerging.

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    Any theories on this?
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    Re: how exactly do bees carry out dead bees

    After damaging some inhabited drone cells, as one accidentally does, I was surprised once to see one bee fly off and out of the yard with a drone larva. Most probably weighed more than the bee itself.
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    Re: Idea and question

    The displayed resolution is an average of several data points.

    By clicking on the graph you can zoom in to the data for 2 minute resolution and then it stops displaying averages.
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    Re: Idea and question

    My four hives are ventilated with a bottom entrance only. Above the hive is a ventilated sawdust 'loft'.

    My experience is that the internal humidity has been quite stable and has never exceeded...
  7. Re: Questions regarding steps and timing after Checkerboarding

    Walt, thank you for the reply!

    It is perhaps no coincidence but you were spot on with your'e assessment on the bottom box, empty apart from a few capped drone cells, as well as sugar reserves...
  8. Questions regarding steps and timing after Checkerboarding

    Hello

    I live in Iceland so the don't be alarmed by the late timing of my checkerboarding!

    Some data:
    I checkerboarded in mid May my two hives which overwintered on two broodboxes and single...
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