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  1. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
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    Re: Bee's Gone

    No the reverse is the case. As bees sicken and die from mite related pathogens, the dying bees get as far away from the hive as they can, and one of the tell tale signs when a hive has died of mites...
  2. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
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    That's pretty good advice Grey Goose.

    I do something similar but a bit less formalised, I'll allow a bad season at a site, 2 bad seasons at a site and i pull the bees.
  3. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
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    OK well saying the number of mites was not a lot, could be an issue. One mans not a lot, may not be the bees not a lot.

    Wether to re use the combs depends what the hive died of. If it was just...
  4. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
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    Betcha 2 things. 1 your mite counts were done by a less than reliable method, and 2 you didn't treat for mites.
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