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  1. Thread: Nosema Kill

    by sygdom
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    Nosema Kill

    I believe I lost my hive to Nosema this winter there is brown spots all over the frames and the bees have a somewhat wet appearance to them. I am wondering if I have to get rid of all my equipment or...
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    Re: Dead Hive Now What?

    Thanks for the response Vance. So actually some of the capped brood did have some small holes or perforations. I didn't smell anything. I carefully opened some of the "holey" cappings and found the...
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    Re: Dead Hive Now What?

    So can I leave all the capped and uncapped brood in the cells and let the new bees clean them out or will they just start to rot and contaminate the frame? Also it has been well below freezing at...
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    Re: Dead Hive Now What?

    I am going to answer a few of the questions now.
    I did not find any white droppings in any of the brood cells although I may not know exactly what to look for but they looked pretty clean.
    I have...
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    Re: Dead Hive Now What?

    I was thinking varroa due to a very large amount of mites on the bottom board. What are some other things to look for to help determine what caused the death?
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    Dead Hive Now What?

    I had a nice day today and checked on my bees and found a big ball of dead bees. I am sure it was varroa that was their demise. This was my first year and I only had once hive so now I am wondering...
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    Looks like I will need to order another package for the spring just to be safe
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    Thanks for the post Michael I think I may try that. Is there a min or max time I should leave it under the SBB? Also how do I get the crystals exactly?
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    I honestly don't have the money to buy a vaporizer. I do have a propane blow torch how do I go about vaporizing with the blow torch. I currently have 2 large hive bodies.
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    If I do the syrup method as opposed to the vapor one won't I have to wait until the weather increases before I can apply it to the bees? Also someone mentioned a Honey Bee Healthy drench what are...
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    So currently the temps in my area have been in the mid 30's to mid 40's going to 5-15 at night (F). I can't really do an inspection to make sure I am broodless is it still worth while attempting to...
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year Beek)

    This is the first time I have seen mites and when I went out to look at more of the dead bees I couldn't find any others with that many mites on it most had none. What other information would be...
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    Winter Mite Problem (First year beek)

    While cleaning out the dead bees today I noticed that there were mites on the bees I scraped out. One of them had 4 mites on it. I am wondering if apiguard would be appropriate this time of year? Or...
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    Re: Winter Mite Problem (First year Beek)

    Well ideally I would like to be treatment free but it looks like I may be past that point now. I do have some apiguard and I guess it's supposed to be somewhat natural but perhaps this is not the...
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    Winter Mite Problem (First year Beek)

    When I was out checking on my hive today I scraped out some of the dead bees and noticed that a couple of them had mites on them. One had at least 4. I am sure it's too far into the winter (at least...
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    Re: Frame filled out incorrectly

    See I thought you were supposed to have the hive at somewhat of an angle so any water that gets in can drain out?
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    Frame filled out incorrectly

    I was doing my hive inspection yesterday and one of the frames is filled out completely wrong and I was worried when I pulled it up that I would start crushing bees and maybe even the queen. I don't...
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    Abnormal behavior?

    So my bees are doing something I haven't seen them do yet. There is a whole bunch of them just kind of hovering in front of the hive. I haven't seen this type of behavior before so I am just...
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    Re: Brown Liquid on Hive

    Lol I already had some on hand although I do have a bee supply store not too far away. I found the directions and mixed it in the with the syrup so hopefully I caught it soon enough if that is what...
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    Re: Brown Liquid on Hive

    I just added my next 2 1/2 quarts of sugar syrup yesterday should I dump that out and remake it with the Fumagillin? Also my Fumaginllin didn't come with a package insert what is the directions? Also...
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    Re: Brown Liquid on Hive

    Ya it is definitely not black. Although I just went and looked at the hive again and now there are a lot more little drops. I guess the bees really had to poop :D
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    Re: Brown Liquid on Hive

    Awesome! That is what I was thinking too just wanted to make sure it wasn't some sign of a disease. Thanks for the reply :)
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    Brown Liquid on Hive

    I hived my first swarm 2 weeks ago and yesterday and today I have noticed this brown liquid at the hive entrance just a little drop and today there is the same substance on the side of the hive. It...
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    Wife Needs A Firepit

    My wife decided that she needed to buy a firepit today and it's about 30 feet or more away from my hive. I am just wondering if the smoke from the fire is going to really stress my bees?
  25. Thread: Frame distance

    by sygdom
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    Re: Frame distance

    What about the wide spaces that are created on the sides of the box?
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