Nobody wants to bother with this. Trust me.
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Nobody wants to bother with this. Trust me.
But you do use them quite a bit, even last monday
No it isn't.
Please do there will be no discrepency.
Then after that get off my back and stop following me around. Cos Mischief, nobody...
Little-John did not "apparently miss" that, his post was some advice, to you Mischief.
Not according to me. I have bees alive on small cell now.
No it wasn't that.
No not that either.
Actually there is something you could do at the other hive. Take a look at the brood that is being thrown out. If it is drone brood, this can be normal. If it is worker brood, there is a problem....
Pretty much, yes. There is also what used to be known as starvation swarms, which was absconding caused by starvation, and in a last ditch attempt at survival, the bees leave en mass to try their...
When i went TF, it was cold turkey, no treatment at all, no matter what. Followed the advice being given at the time, that supposedly 10% of hives will survive, and they are the basis of your...
Agreed, some hives will throw out drone brood this time of year.
However the hive that you describe as having swarmed and left the hive barren, do you mean all the bees swarmed and left no bees...
It was a very quiet video, don't worry Juhani i couldn't hear it properly either i gave up about 5 minutes in.
Flicked through some of the powerpoint pics, looked pretty interesting though!
Tim to sum the post up in 3 words it would read beekeeping is local. I believe that true, and do not see stating it, as a bad example.
Try switching the mason jar from a hive that is taking it quickly, plus ensure the bees have good access to the holes. And also see what happens to the hive that gets the slow jar.
In my view, no...
Bees with heavy mite infestation will sometimes ignore feed.
But more likely there is something wrong with the way you are feeding them, could you post a pic of the hive and the feeder?
In the pic, hard to see through all the bees, but it looks like the entrance is blocked down part way so there is not enough ventilation. It is too hot in the hive, a lot of them are forced to hang...
This is bee paralasis virus, one variant of. The behaviour of the dying bees is quite different to bees dying of DWV, bees with paralasis virus are a lot more agitated.
How i took it, was that to Earthboy, Pesticides ='s bad. He has Googled that some pesticides are systemic. Therefore systemic ='s bad. Glyphosate is systemic, therefore glyphosate ='s bad.
Earthboy that little cut and paste from Google did not answer my question at all.
Google the difference between pesticides and herbicides.
Earthboy, please explain what pesticide treated seeds have to do with glyphosate? I'm confused. ;)
Or perhaps, you are confused. Too much Google has confused things for you?
Both. Breeders such as Brother Adam and others produced tracheal mite resistant bees, these were passed around, and the disease just seemed to vanish from the rest of the population. Bees such as...
I can vouch that glyphosate does not even harm bees.
Because I use it to control weeds around the hives, they are sprayed usually around 3 times a year and in the process it gets on any flying...
Maybe since they banned glyphosate LOL, they will find getting good per acre crops a bit more of a challenge. ;)
Long as the politicians don't mess with glyphostae over where i live, Europeans can do what they want.
Gotta wonder if they have thought through how they will control the weeds now though.
No i rotate several treatment methods including synthetic strips, formic acid, and thymol. One treatment spring and one treatment fall. Right now the hives have cardboard strips soaked in oxalic acid...
No issues where i am. However for me anyway, i found from the gitgo, that treatments 5 or 7 days apart were ineffective, to get a good result I had to do 7 treatments 3 days apart.
If you are hoping to eat the honey, leaving the boxes of mostly uncapped honey, stacked in your garage untill November, would be a very bad plan indeed.
If you search hopguard on Beesource you will find the majority of customers not happy with it at all, and for the same reasons as stated by Enjambres. I'm rather surprised they still actually sell it.
The brood you show in video 2 after round 3 of OAV looks very good, very encouraging. Keep doing what you are doing and looks like the hive will be fine. :)
The other interesting thing to me...