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    Rhode Island Beekeepers

    Wondering if there are any Little Rhody beeks out there with some treatment advise.. I treated my overwintered hives with Avipar and haven’t yet treated my new packages. Was thinking about HopGuard...
  2. Thread: New Queen

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    Re: New Queen

    Original queen was marked, new queen is naked. Newport Rhode Island .. other hives are moving right along, no sign of slowing down , Judy started to add supers where nesessary ...
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    New Queen

    I installed a package of bees in a new hive on May 15 and have checked on it about every two weeks since. Last check, about two weeks back all looked well, queenright, capped and uncapped brood,...
  4. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    Thanks for all the invaluable feedback. Definitely too little to late and not enough solid information on my part. I spoke with my local supplier of all things bees and they start treatment about...
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    Re: Dead Hive

    I think I’ve just filled in my profile info ... Rhode Island .. I treated the hives in late September, when the colony was getting ready for the winter and I’d pulled the honey supers ..
  6. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    Alex, I’m not sure it was the mites this time. Although I can’t remember the mite count ( missing log book ) it wasn’t an alarming number otherwise I’d have remembered. I treated the hive in the fall...
  7. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Re: Dead Hive

    Frank, I think you are probably correct, I should have installed an insulated top for the winter... lesson learned. The inner cover has a notch in it that the bees use as an entrance so although the...
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    Re: Dead Hive

    Thanks for the reply Michael, time to clean up the hive now .. such a shame, this was a new hive and was very strong coming into the winter, well protected, treated for mites and plenty of food....
  9. Thread: Dead Hive

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    Dead Hive

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    First hive loss, 3rd year keeping bees. Bottom of hive full of the dead, plenty of stored honey, better part of two full mediums above brood box. Hive had an insulated ( 1.5”) jacket on for...
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