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  1. Thread: Dead hive???

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    Dead hive???

    I went out to check on the hive and found 1 of the 4 has died. There is plenty of honey, pollen and bees, but almost all the bees are piled up on the screened bottom board and against the south side...
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    Re: ground rod for elec fence

    For most fencers, one rod is not enough. I would suggest three as a minimum and in dry/sandy conditions use more. An eight foot length of rod will almost always be deep enough so part of the rod...
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    Re: wintering varroa mites

    Is there any treatment can be applied during late winter?
  4. Thread: Too many Bees??

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    Re: Too many Bees??

    Mark,

    I did not weigh the hive with a scale but I did pick it up and estimated it weighed about 80 lbs. ( I handle alot of 50 lb feed sacks ) If there are alot of old field bees that have not...
  5. Thread: Too many Bees??

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    Re: Too many Bees??

    Michael, Thanks for the advise. They can all get in the hive, they are just wall to wall from top to bottom.

    Lynn
  6. Thread: Too many Bees??

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    Too many Bees??

    My son and I live in West Central Missouri and pulled the feeders off our hives today. We are using three - 10 frame mediums as the brood chamber. One of the hives was boiling over with bees. Due...
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