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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I got a NUC after taking 2 years off from beekeeping. I got all new deep frames and foundation, but I kept my old box and bottom board. I inspected the NUC frames prior to bringing them home and everything looked ok. Fast forward 2 weeks, the ladies drew out the rest of the brood box so I added...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hoping this isn't AFB! I've got some tests coming in but it will be a week. The rope matchstick test was not consistent and rarely yielded a short rope. Some of the larvae are desiccated in the back of the comb (where they are when healthy) in a moon shape Some are on the floor of the comb...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Hi everyone, Question, today I noticed a lot of stringy solid poop on my hive, is this normal? I've tried to attach a photo, hopefully it works. Background info. I live in Canada, today was one of the warmer days we've had since winter ended and the hive was definitely active this...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Took a video of some weird behavior thats been happening in front of one of my hives today and I'm flummoxed as to whats going on. Some background: This hive was split 4 wks ago. This was got the old (flying bees), most of the brood/food, and no queen. I added the robbing screens shortly...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and bee age impact honey bee pathophysiology Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies continue to experience high annual losses that remain poorly explained. Numerous interacting factors have been linked to colony declines. Understanding the pathways linking...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Hi - I'm a new beekeeper and I really need some help identifying what has happened to my package of bees. Short version: received package mid April, fed the bees a 1:1 syrup in a top feeder (not boiled - just hot water to mix), and within the first week there were a number of bees crawling...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    We are novice beekeepers in Denver, CO and are baffled by what our hive is doing. We got a nuc in early May and they went to town establishing a healthy hive and bursting population right away. However, as a note, they have never drawn out all of their frames with comb, they seem to have...
  8. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Bee Venom for the Treatment of Parkinson Disease – A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0158235
  9. Bee Forum
    My horse has tested positive for lepto. and is currently being treated with minocycline (antibiotic). Lepto. is a spirochete transmitted via urine of wild animals. Apparently more common in horses than people realize. Lepto. is transmittable to all mammals - dogs / cattle are vaccinated for it -...
  10. Bee Forum
    I have some equipment that a hive had nosema.it has been outside in the freezing weather for a year. Do i need to do anything to it or should the spores have died by now.
  11. Diseases and Pests
    I was reading Randy Oliver’s “Understanding Colony Buildup and Decline Part 9A” in the January 2016 American Bee Journal on page 68. It stated that, “Protein is the most precious commodity in bee life, and the colony is frugal as heck with it.” I have been studying farming literature, trying...
  12. Bee Forum
    Hello All, thank you again for your input. New beek here. I saw this about 2 weeks ago and then again yesterday. I have a 5 frame double deep. Bees were all over the ground and were pooping everywhere. No poop on the side of the hive or inside the hive. Is this a sickness or some kind of...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    I have a split that I made three weeks ago. Starting out fine. Queen is laying eggs, first round of brood hatching out. Things look slow but ok. But on about 10% of the bees is what looks like some white dusting or spots on their backs. Some of them it looks a bit like a patch. I've been...
  14. Diseases and Pests
    My father in law just sent me some images of a frame from his hive. He bought a package from the local bee co-op and put it into a brand new hive so we are not dealing with any old frames. As you can tell from the image, the wax is new. He only has one brood box currently as the package only...
  15. Diseases and Pests
    Hi guys, last year was my first year keeping bees. This winter I lost a hive in some cold weather about a month ago. I wasn't able to go in and get the hive to go through it until two days ago. While going through the hive it was evident that they died from starvation. All the cells where the...
  16. Diseases and Pests
    Effects of Infection on Honey Bee Population Dynamics: A Model We propose a model that combines the dynamics of the spread of disease within a bee colony with the underlying demographic dynamics of the colony to determine the ultimate fate of the colony under different scenarios. The model...
  17. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I am new to beekeeping & I hived 2 hives this spring of Italians & Carniolan bees. About a month ago I notice inactivity with the Carniolan's. As time progressed I discovered a dead mound, but no strong odor present. A slightly fermented smell but couldn't find the queen. Within a months...
  18. Bee Forum
    Queen promiscuity lowers disease within honeybee colonies 1. Thomas D Seeley1,* and 2. David R Tarpy2 + Author Affiliations 1. 1Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY 14853, USA 2. 2Department of Entomology, North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC 27695, USA 1...
  19. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Several weeks ago, PDX had some 60+ degree days. I looked into my HTBH and found combs of honey with ... dead uncapped larvae underneath. I saw nothing to indicate disease, no ropyness or sign of waxmoth. Did the hive just stop caring for the brood due to weather? lack of pollen? My books...
  20. Bee Forum
    Hi all, I am new to this forum and new to beekeeping. We got our first hive this spring. We went through the summer and fall and all was well we got about a quart of honey in our honey super and had about 10 full frames of honey in the brood boxes. Additionally the queen seemed to be laying...
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