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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Not sure why my first bee hive is colapsing. I got a new one and the bees are dissappearing. I got them in April, and took photos and video during inspections. http://imageshack.us/a/img546/4512/firsthive1.jpg Here is another look at one of the frames where the bees had abandoned it...
  2. Bee Forum
    Here's a video that I took last week. I don't want to speak too soon, but it does look like my bees have overwintered. I will only consider this a successful "overwinter" once I've seen the bees foraging and a new stock of workers born. The weather's getting nicer now and I'm excited for 2013.
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I would like to know if the expectation that your newly bees (packages, nucs, etc...) will be free of mites and other pests/diseases is unrealistic. How are the sellers ensuring that their bees are healthy? Are there any reputable sellers that stand behind their bees? Just wondering... LCL
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