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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Beaufort,Sc
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    Sad We lost our hive

    We checked on our hive today, and it was full of large ants, wax moth larva and very few bees. Two full supers... Did our bees swarm off? There weren't any dead ones, no queen, no bee brood, and about 100 bees left.
    We have scraped all the wax and honey off. It was very sad. Do we need to wash the frames, plastic comb? Also, it gets very hot here in coastal sc, so we placed them in partial to full shade. Was this a bad idea?
    Should we save any of the clean looking wax or get rid of all of it?
    So many questions...
    Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Posts
    3,467

    Default Re: We lost our hive

    Save the good wax.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Morro Bay, California, USA
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    Default Re: We lost our hive

    Full Sun for healthy bees. They cool the hive by evaporation.

  4. #4

    Default Re: We lost our hive

    Varroa mites?
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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