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  1. Bee Forum
    It is unusually warm this winter and with all the rain it gets to upper 50F-s and it was about 90-94% humidity - water is everywhere. The sticky board of both hives I have is wet all the time. Although it's above 50F after 10AM or so (usually when my bees are getting out for foraging and some of...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Drone and Worker Brood Microclimates Are Regulated Differentially in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera Background Honey bee (Apis mellifera) drones and workers show differences in morphology, physiology, and behavior. Because the functions of drones are more related to colony reproduction, and those of...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Seen a number of posts on Varroa Mites lately, so I have been looking into the life cycle and methods to help reduce them. In my searches I've seen references to humidity above 80% significantly reducing Varroa Mite reproduction. But I haven't heard of anyone using this as a type of treatment...
  4. Bee Forum
    So we're all baking in this heat wave an the humidity is starting to climb today. Storms are predicted for tomorrow as the air mass is changing. My question is this, Will it be best to remove them now so the honey doesn't absorb any of the moisture in the air & store them inside with the A/C...
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