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    Varroa mite on Queen

    While I dont see heavy infestation of mites, (I just do visual check of drone brood and bees), there is a very large mite on the thorax of one of my queens. I had treated with powdered sugar...
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    New queen loss

    Im keeping bees in southern Spain. Here we have Apis Iberica, a smaller black bee that is a good honey producer and rarely seems to swarm when managed, but are much more aggressive than Italians...
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    No dearth. I've dispatched her. Thanks for the...

    No dearth. I've dispatched her. Thanks for the advice. BTW - the information on small cells on your website is fascinating and I want to explore this method. Thanks again.
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    I've been raising queen cells using the Miller...

    I've been raising queen cells using the Miller Method to make queenright a couple of colonies. Typically I get about 7 - 10 queen cells. Then I destroy all undersized cells and keep the best...
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    Hello, I'm new to the forum. I have a queen that...

    Hello, I'm new to the forum. I have a queen that has never laid a single egg. I've had her for 4 weeks. She came in a swarm. My thoughts and related questions:

    If she were an old queen would...
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