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    Check for a Queen They May be queenless Also...

    Check for a Queen They May be queenless Also check their reserves as they may have gone through all honey. Without a nectar flow the bees can get angry. I always wear a VEIL. They can be purchased at...
  2. Michael Palmer of French Hill Apiaries, St...

    Michael Palmer of French Hill Apiaries, St Alban’s VT up near the Canadian border mentions that if you have STRONG hives, they don’t have a problem with SHB or Wax Moths. My apologies for the typo
  3. Usually a hive that is not strong or one that is...

    Usually a hive that is not strong or one that is absconding will be over rumm by SHB or wax moths. Michael Palmer of French Hill Apiaries, St Alban’s VT up near the Canadian border mentions that if...
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    Just remember that after using Apivar there is a...

    Just remember that after using Apivar there is a waiting period “I think a few weeks” until installing your honey supers to allow for the soft treatment to dissipate. Read the package label
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    Please don’t panic but it looks like Varroa mites...

    Please don’t panic but it looks like Varroa mites to me. Order up some Apivar treatment strips asap. Hang with a finish nail in center of brood nest 1- per 5- frames for 6-week treatment. Best to you...
  6. Do you have nurse bees and capped brood? It looks...

    Do you have nurse bees and capped brood? It looks like you have the beginnings of SHB beetle larvae. Order some beetle traps that you bait with vegetable oil. Wishing you much success and have fun...
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    You are right on track with your split. Try new...

    You are right on track with your split. Try new techniques and things. Don’t be too cautious about deciding to split. This is supposed to be fun. Just remember to check for Varroa mites and if you...
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    Overwintering Nucs

    Hello,
    My experience with Honeybees has been way more than I have expected. I have been beekeeping for 4+ years and growing up I always noticed these boxes in the woods on my uncles property while...
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