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  1. Diseases and Pests
    What would wipe out an entire new hive within two weeks of putting in new hive. I used old drawn comb that had had some moth damage. I eliminated the moths by freezing. The supers have been stacked in the garage for two years and I used a packed of moth balls in the bottom of the stack. the...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I am a first year beekeeper and live in Northwest Louisiana. It has been cold and wet for as long as I can remember this year. Today it was cloudy but not raining and about 55 degrees. I walked out to see if my bees were flying and noticed that one of my two hives had a wad of dead bees...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I found these clusters of chewed up honey bees in front of several hives. Does anybody know what is eating my bees and how to get rid of it? Thanks.
  4. Welcome Forum
    I have noticed a lot more dead bees on the ground than ever. I am removing Apivar this week after 6 weeks of treatment. I have been feeding with syrup 2-1 radio and they have been taking it all alone. I have added up Hive Alive to my feeding and have followed the radio per liter correctly. So I...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have found about 50 bees dead in front of my hive and 1 large grub (possibly a queen lavae??) Some of the bees look like they are deformed or not fully developed. What can be happening?
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Today I inspected my hive and noticed a very large number of dead bees in the bottom of the hive (I would guess around half to 2/3 of the entire hive). What happened? Can the hive be saved? What do I need to do? I installed a 3lbs package 3 weeks ago in my TBH. Last week we had a late spring...
  7. Bee Forum
    I have a new hive. I got a nuc on April 15 and set up my hive. It has been cold and rainy here so I haven't had a chance to open the hive and check on the bees. I have been feeding them sugar water and noticed bees coming and going out of the hive. Today, I found 4 dead bees at the entrance...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    In cleaning out the hive we lost over the winter, I've noticed that there is a lot of honey in the 2 deeps, most of it being in the top one. Is this OK to harvest or should it be left for the new NUCs we'll be getting next week? Also, there were some dead bees on the bottom board, but...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I am new to beekeeping. I was offered an established langstroth hive with 2 deeps this spring, so I took up the hobby. The hive has been strong and healthy ever since I got it, until now that is. They were able to draw out a full super and I even got a small harvest of fully cured honey...
  10. Bee Forum
    Hopefully the picture works. So, this is my newest hive -- basically I did a cut out but when I got home all that survived was a couple handfuls of bees. I transferred over some frames of honey and larvae from my strong hive and decided to see what would happen (basically treating it more like...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hi- I am very new to beekeeping, just over one year. All my hives are Warre. My first hive from March '15 made it through the first year. Got another one (set in a new spot) with 4.9 bees that didn't arrive until May. They swarmed once on July 6 but the swarm disappeared quickly. They...
  12. Bee Forum
    I'm interesting in knowing if it's acceptable to use HoneyBHealthy in plain water. I tried it and they seem to drink it but when I replaced the jar today there was liquid in the wooden holder and several dead bees. When we were feeding sugar water I never noticed excess liquid in the holder or...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    I installed new hives from packages in April this year. Things went well until suddenly I found one hive full of dead bees - about half of the bees in the hive were dead. There were piles of dead bees near the entrance and inside the hive. The hive overall looks not up-kept and lots of brood...
  14. Diseases and Pests
    OK. A flow is on and this hive was treated with Apivar in the fall and OA Vap early spring. Both hives at this location were effected but this one was a complete loss. The second hive only lost about half but I haven't located the queen yet to see if she survived. My diagnosis is pesticides but...
  15. Diseases and Pests
    Had feeder not working properly. Bees managed to crawl under, inside and drowned. Is it safe to re-use this syrup in a different feeder ?? Thank you
  16. Beekeeping 101
    My new hive started from a package last week seems to be struggling. There's a number of dead bees outside of the hive (I don't know how many is normal, but i'm seeing 10-20 corpses added per day) but there are also a lot of bees within ~30' of the hive crawling on the ground, seemingly unable...
  17. Bee Forum
    I went to check on my hives which I have not inspected for a month and all of my bees are gone! Both hives are two years old. The honey is gone and there are no dead bees or brood. They had some wax moth damage and I found a few beetles but I’m not sure if that happened before or after they...
  18. Bee Forum
    I recently installed a Nuc with a Mason jar feeder. I've been feeding them a sugar water mixture (10lbs sugar per 1 gallon water). This has worked well for all my hives in the past. However, the first few days, each time I went to refill the feeder, there were tons of dead bees in there (nowhere...
  19. Diseases and Pests
    I have two Warre hives. Last week I was on a community forum responding to a question of what to do about a swarm. I live in Huntington Beach. City ordinance makes it nearly impossible to legally keep bees. One of the people on the forum asked if I had bees. I didn't confirm nor deny that I had...
  20. Welcome Forum
    first year beekeeper / joined this forum to find info / is it normal for dead bees covered in white to be spotted being pushed off the front step of the hive? also: I have my hive on a stand that has cinder blocks for a base - in these cinder blocks there seems to have developed a collection of...
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