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  1. Thread: Maple honey?

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    Next spring I'm thinking of feeding my bees maple...

    Next spring I'm thinking of feeding my bees maple sap. There is always some that doesn't make it to the evaporators.
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    Couldn't tell ya. -probably a little spicy. ;)

    Couldn't tell ya. -probably a little spicy. ;)
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    PS 24 hours after treatment and I'm seeing my...

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    24 hours after treatment and I'm seeing my first actual varroa mites on the sticky board. About 25 with only two kicking around.
    There are less lice than before- the sticky board alone must...
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    These are smaller than the varroa I saw yesterday...

    These are smaller than the varroa I saw yesterday on my friends emerging drones (BTW, I found the drones and their mites delicious:) )

    They must be lice.

    I started a formic acid treatment (mite...
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    At least a thousand in a day- (perhaps not...

    At least a thousand in a day- (perhaps not thousands). When viewed under magnification I see legs coming out of one end. They look like very small fleas. They squish like fleas. I didn't see any...
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    bumble B gueen: flightless???

    Today I saw what looked like a bumble bee with an extra long abdomen. It was vivacious but couldn't take to flight.

    I can't remember from "Bumble Bee Economics" if the queen becomes flightless...
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    thousands of mites

    I've been using a varoa screen with no board under it. Only yesterday did I slip a sticky board under there and I've found thousands of mites.
    (It's funny that I havn't seen any deformed bees)
    I'd...
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    thanks for the input. I will leave them be.

    thanks for the input. I will leave them be.
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    medium in deep- trouble?

    This is my first year beekeeping and I have one hive with two deeps. There is no fully drawn comb in the top deep at this point (it's the solstice) while the bottom deep is all drawn. I'm concerned...
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