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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I've bagged all 36 of the frames from my collapsed hives this year (after scraping off as much as I could of wax maggots/SHBs/etc). I placed mothballs into each bag. Was that a mistake? I haven't obtained any Bt subsp. aizwai, so ... it was the best I could do under the circumstances. Does...
  2. Bee Forum
    I removed the wax maggot-infested frames from my failed hives and froze them. In scraping the thawed frames, I found that -- contrary to what the bee company rep told me back-when -- the foundation of some is just wax [not the plastic they were supposed to be], and as I scrape, whole chunks of...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I was told by the local guru to separate my 2 now-useless deeps (ruined by lousy wax moths) and put them on their sides so other bees can take the remaining honey, etc. It's been 24 hrs, and there're still lots of bees in/on the frames. Ants, too, though. And even wasps. At what point can I...
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