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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I have a problem with one of our hives. The poors bees are infested with mites and the queen is gone since 5-6 days, reason unknown. They were preparing for winter so there is still some capped/fresh brood but not much... The problem is that I am seeing some dead larvae and in general I...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I benefit from reading others experiences, so I guess I can share one of mine. I use deteriorated OSB boards for foliage control around my hives. One hive has a lot of dead bees around it & has had "all spring" I have been wondering about why this is. I checked hive march 8 moved empty combs...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    So last year I lost a hive to absconding. I have heard it is sometimes best to save the old comb for future hives. My hive has no live bees in it, but it does have 4 frames of brood. Well now the brood is all dead obviously. It is giving off a pretty awful smell. I am wondering if the smell is...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Hi all. Last week, I tried moving a split from a TBH into a frameless Langstroth. It was a diseaster. The nurse bees left the first night. Just now, I thought I'd clean out the brood from the abandoned Lang. I pulled it out and there was a moth. It looked like a pantry moth, maybe about a half...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Lots of people ask me how to feed drugs. This is how we do it. Beekeepers know what Im talking about - this is how we keep the bees healthy and prevent against AFB and EFB and other infectious viruses and bacteria from harming the Queen or otherwise damaging brood inside the hive. Mixing up a...
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