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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    Thanks for the information and what I should do next. I'll updated the forum if anything "interesting" comes from the testing.
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    What causes bee paralysis?

    I’m seeing a lot of my bees on the ground unable to fly. I see no physical problems, wings look normal, mites not present and they don’t look at the end of their life. I read that this is called bee...
  3. Thanks for the information on the treatments. Do...

    Thanks for the information on the treatments. Do you have any information about what’s causing the paralysis?
  4. Bee Paralysis, Varroa and unknown viruses?

    Hi,
    I’ve been noticing lots of bees walking on the ground outside the hives unable to fly. What I’ve read is that this behavior is considered bee paralysis most likely caused by varroa mites...
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    Honey Sterilization for Consuming?

    I've harvest a small amount of honey for family. I'm putting it through multiple levels of straining, but I'm wondering if I need to do some type of sterilization to make sure the honey is safe for...
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    Mold? Are these hives ok?

    Unfortunately my bees died over the winter. When I opened them up the hive looked full of mold. Should I be worried?
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    Honey ok to eat?

    Our bees died this year from cold weather and mites. There was no indication of any diseases. After the hives died I wanted to harvest the honey. Some of the comb was black on the outside - see...
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    Re: Requeening Steps for my TBHs

    They are aggressive. Should we keep the queen in there for longer? Or give the hives a few days without a queen?
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    Re: Requeening Steps for my TBHs

    We're requeening because our Carniolans are too aggressive. We're worried that our neighbors will be effected and its really hard to work with the hives. Last year we had Italians that were gentle...
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    Re: Requeening Steps for my TBHs

    Thucar - can you describe how to requeen a top bar hive?
    The reason is irrelevant.
    Thanks!
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    Requeening Steps for my TBHs

    I need help on how to requeen my 3 TBH. All 3 hives have queens and I want to replace them. I'd really appreciate if someone could go through the steps. :)
    Much thanks,
    kt
  12. "Novices pose biggest threat to honeybees, local keepers say"?!!

    Any thoughts on this article? Really pisses me off.
    https://www.indianagazette.com/news/novices-pose-biggest-threat-to-honeybees-local-keepers-say/article_21791338-6459-11e7-9fe2-eb4a5a3f012d.html...
  13. Help. Brood in the back, empty comb in front and no nectar/pollen stores

    Hi
    I live in Seattle WA. I have 3 Golden Mean hives and running out of space but they aren't going to swarm. They face mostly West and are in full Seattle sun.
    My question is about the how...
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    How much space to give in hive

    Hi,
    Within a few months of getting my bees they swarmed. They produced a new queen but are working on building up the colony. My question is, how much space should I give them in the hive? I'm...
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    Maggots looking bugs on hive bottom

    Hi I saw these maggots type creatures on the bottom of my hive. About 1cm long and no more than 15 bugs. This picture is after it was in water so it doesn't look like a bee larva, it looks more...
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    Re: House Construction and my Bees

    Thanks so much for the suggestions. I'll make sure the workers aren't allergic and the contractor knows. I'm relieved that it shouldn't be much of an issue. They're calm docile Italian bees.
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    House Construction and my Bees

    Hi all,
    I'm wondering if anyone knows if construction will effect a new hive.
    I'll be installing my bees in a TBH around the time that I'm starting construction on a deck. The hive will be 15...
  18. Thread: NW beginner

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    Re: NW beginner

    Hi Kramer,
    I'm part of PSBA and have met Jeff. He's starting a TBH class in March. Any more group suggestions in the area would be great.
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    NW beginner

    I'm a beginning top bar beekeeper living in Seattle.
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    Re: Location of Urban Apiary

    Thank you so much. I have some great ideas on how to set it up!
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    Location of Urban Apiary

    Hello,
    I'm going to be constructing a 6 ft structure for my TBH, per county regulation. The best area in my yard is located under a large maple with North facing sun light. There is another...
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