Re: Could My Pig De-Wormer Have Killed My Bees?
If the bees made it through winter, I don't see how mites would kill them now. They have been flying and brooding in eastern North Carolina for at least a month or better. Could have been starvation during a cold snap. Not enough nectar in Richmond quite yet so the girls are hitting the syrup hard still. Fondant may have been too hard or too far away if they were trying to cover brood. Really need the pics to even make a good guess. Have they started spraying the fields yet where you are?
I have been unable to find any hard statements that piperazine (Wazine) is lethal to bees, you should probably be looking for another cause for the hives dying.
Last edited by JWPalmer; 03-19-2018 at 06:40 PM.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.