Re: 2012 Dieback Already?
ANd how are feelings are important, who gives a rip about feelings!!!
I want tangible evidence to see, a lot of people seem to revert to mites when in doubt.
So again today I went on a mission to find some
Today I dug thru a sick hive, scraped every capped brood and shook out larva on lid, what did I find NOTHING , not a single varroa mite in sight, NADA, ZIPO, ZERO!
I then checked bees, no mites at all!!
Bee samples are being sent to BVS tomorrow for virus testing.
This hive iwas down to 1 1/2 frames of bees, and going nowhere, now its totaly dead because I want to know what is happening.
I have had a high number of losses this year and the only place I have found mite in are a few strong hives. And yes they are still strong.
So my mission continues
Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA