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  1. Bee Forum
    I ventured into my hive today; creepy findings. These are it, and I'm wondering if anybody knows what they mean -- 1. All comb was brown in both deeps. Some [in the lower deep] was burned looking. No brood living, as far as I could tell. Could this be foulbrood? 2. On some frames, I saw...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I am wondering if Nosema is contagious? I have three hives. I just opened them for the first time after a cold Canadian winter to put in some pollen patties, and noticed that 2 out of 3 seem to be infected with nosema. They are weak colonies, and I don't think they will make it. The...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My very first top-bar hive has seen many problems and two failures. I have seen fire ants, varroa mites, large beetles, small beetle larvae and who knows what was in those web pods at the end of some of the top bars. I am reasonably sure some of the problems were caused or made worse by me not...
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