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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Grozzie2 posted an informative thread called "Anatomy of a Mite Crash;" https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?347723-Anatomy-of-a-mite-crash&p=1656069#post1656069 He specifically asked that no questions be asked so as not to have the thread spiral into an us versus them slug fest on...
  2. Bee Forum
    This fall I discovered that one of my hives was completely abandoned. :-( The hive seemed to be doing just great the week before I discovered the hive empty. I knew cold weather was a few days away, so I opened the hive one last time for a pre-cold weather check and everything looked...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a hive that's got me stumped, and if someone could provide some information, it would really be appreciated. I captured a fairly large swarm two weeks ago. Since it seemed too large for a nuc, we went ahead and placed them in an empty deep and left it alone and filled with bees. This is...
  4. Bee Forum
    We started our first beehive two weeks ago. It was a nuc installed into a langstroth. We've been feeding them sugar water and they've been in one super. Today my wife noticed a group of bees fly by our back porch today and was worried it was our colony. I checked them when we got home, and...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Had a swarm trap box built from a deep brood box vacant when the swarm call came in. Scooped most of a large swarm into it. Closed it up and took it home. Bees acted like they were with the queen even though we never saw her. Took it to my daughters bee yard and left another deep on top...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    I installed two packages of bees late last Friday night and the next Tuesday afternoon both of the hives absconded within an hour of each other while I was at work. (Neighbor let me know) I have the langstroth deep boxes with screened bottom boards 10" apart on a half pallet facing...
  7. Bee Forum
    There a lot of threads regarding splits, and I've read several, but my question is pretty specific, so I'd like to ask it. I'm a newbie and just did three Carniolan package installs a little over a week ago. My third package had a dead queen in it, and while my package source gave me a new...
  8. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I caught a random swarm that passed through my yard a few days back, only to find it had absconded when I came home from work! How frustrating! I know it was a random swarm, because I checked my two hives and neither had any swarm cells. Must be a feral hive or a neighbor's hive. There are a few...
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