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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    Eatonville WA USA
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    Default they just disappeared.

    Checked on my big hive two deeps and a shallow all the bees are gone not even a dead body . I wrapped this hive in mid October tar paper all around and insulation on top with wind breaks all around. They are gone not even a drop of honey in the combs . But I did find some garden slugs on the outer cover. anyone have a thought on what might have happened.
    Johns Bees

  2. #2
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    May 2010
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    Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
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    Default Re: they just disappeared.

    Is this the first time you've checked your hive since October?

  3. #3
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    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default Re: they just disappeared.

    same question as ff, when was the last time you saw bees in that hive?
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  4. #4
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    Apr 2014
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    Fort Gay, WV, USA
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    Default Re: they just disappeared.

    Sounds a bit like either CCD or possibly multiple swarms that took off and none stayed put.
    Thomas Bartram - Since 2013, 43 - 8 F langs, 22 Italian & 21 Russian

  5. #5
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    Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
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    Default Re: they just disappeared.

    Quote Originally Posted by drlonzo View Post
    Sounds a bit like either CCD .
    to be fair its a bit of a leap to call it possible CCD on the information posted.

  6. #6
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: they just disappeared.

    Sometimes a hive is queenless and the bees drift to queenright hives until none are left at the old queenless hive.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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