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  1. Bee Forum
    Greetings All, Suppose you run a small yard in a secluded place with no managed hives within 3 miles and only a few feral colonies in trees in the same distance. If you don't buy any bees or introduce any from the outside, is it possible to kill every mite, then have a period where this is once...
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    I will be putting a new queen in my hive tomorrow. The hive also needs to be treated for mites. I plan to use MAQs. In your opinion, and better in your experience, can I put the formic acid strips in at the same time as the new queen (in her cage, of course)? The strips will be a medium...
  3. Bee Forum
    I need some advice on multiple things here: I noticed this morning our hives are doing this (see pic). The weather is very humid, about 70 degrees. We still have goldenrod out so have not harvested honey yet. I am not sure why they are bearding like this. Now to the hives: The right 2 hives...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi, Due to a cold and rainy summer here this year, many of our hives are just building up an extra surplus of honey now. They have enough for themselves but any they make from here on in could be removed. Last night we put in formic acid pads for mite prevention in winter brood, but we are...
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