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  1. Bee Forum
    I have a double nuc that looks like it will make it through the 1st winter, praise God. I think I am supposed to just take each nuc that overwintered and install in a full size hive that is a deadout. Both sides are 4 over 4 with mountain camp on top in a shared super. I also have some bee...
  2. Bee Forum
    I have bees in the house. Bees who played dead, but clearly not dead. I cleaned out my first “dead out” today in years. Late to requeen and not expected to make it. It’s been very cold at night. They were unresponsive and small in cluster. They had been winter fed with a slurry just last...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I have a hive that died out in late fall. I’m confident that it was mites and virus. The hive dwindled with more crawling bees outside the hive every day until it just petered out. The bees left a wealth of comb, honey and pollen that I would like to put back to use on other hives. Is there...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I had a deadout of one of my 5 hives. A couple of days ago I noticed dead bees on the landing board and on the ground in front of the hive. Today I was finally able to get in. Opening the top, there were a lot of bees on top of the inner cover, when I tipped it many fell off. Going into the...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    My hive died this winter, or actually I think it was late fall. I believe the cause of death to be eit her varroa mites or foulbrood. I have not had a chance to check for AFB with a matchstick yet and wanted to get advice based on what I currently know. Symptoms: Very few dead bees and none...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    This past week I lost a hive due to pesticide (maybe 1 frame of bees still hanging on this morning, no queen, no new brood). Before being hit hard, they had built up 2 medium brood boxes. A bunch of capped honey. Some dead brood in cells now. My question is what is the best corse of action with...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    I just discovered a hive loss at my bee yard in Clinton, MS. Very curious, though, as there are no honey stores, very little nectar stores, less than a dozen dead bees, two capped queen cells, several other uncapped queen cells, a softball sized collection of brood on two frames facing each...
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