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  1. #41
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    Default Re: 2014 die off

    I made a couple hundred splits in July then took them to the hills 10% loss the rest are boomers. Not much feed in the hills, feed summer, fall and winter. Second year colonies treated the same 50% loss. Think I will do more requeening.
    David
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    I lost 50% of my hives. Lots of food. Did mite control. I only had 40 hives. Twenty left in this cold snap. Only 6 hives of 20 froze. Lots of food in all the hives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandebny View Post
    I lost 50% of my hives. Lots of food. Did mite control. I only had 40 hives. Twenty left in this cold snap. Only 6 hives of 20 froze. Lots of food in all the hives.
    sorry to hear this.
    what appears to be the cause of your losses? 6 froze w/ small clusters? how about the others?

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    They seemed to abscond. They were all full of honey and there were no bees burrowed in the comb or clustered. Just about 100 dead bees in the bottom of the hives.
    There was no sign of mites either.

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    ryandebny==
    I think a close examination of the brood comb is in order to understand what did them in.
    I'd be interested in what you find.

  6. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandebny View Post
    Did mite control.
    What does this mean?
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    I used OA for the mites. There was very little brood in any of the hives. I'll have a look next week and let you know.

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    Default Re: 2014 die off

    2014 Die Off? 85% survival so far, in my hives.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryandebny View Post
    I used OA for the mites.
    Dribble or vaporization? One treatment or more? Spring, summer, winter? I am sorry....but this still sounds very much like a mite driven collapse.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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