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    Aug 2011
    KC, MO, USA

    Default Small Bees with Small Abdomen, What wrong?

    I have a hive with quite a few small bees with a small abdomen. First thing that came to mind is mites. I treat with thyme sugar water, and check my SBB about once a month. I find very few mites I don’t even clean the bottom board. It's been 6 month since I cleaned it. Every thing is still there a few dead beetles and a few dead moths that I smashed over that last 6 months, cappings and about 100+ mites.

    Two hives out of 18 have these small bees. All the hives have same mite treatment.

    Is it mites?

    Are my treatments not working?
    Last edited by FlowerPlanter; 02-13-2013 at 01:33 PM.


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