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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello, newbie here. I recently moved into a large property and I found a Langstroth hive (screened bottom board, 2 deep hive supers, a medium honey super, inner cover, and outer cover). It is completely abandoned and overtaken by mice. The hive has probably been abandoned for a number of...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello everyone, hope you are having a great start of the beekeeping season. I have question how to clean the honey supers? Last year after we extracted the honey and scraped off the wax from the frames we placed them in the plastic bags and put them in the shed. But during the winter mice...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hello, I started feeding me bees 2:1 syrup about 2 weeks ago, and during the 1st feeding I noticed that bees are defensive and something like robbing is going on. So I decided to build my own robbing screen using s regular window screen mesh. I put the same mesh on the top to cover the inner...
  4. Bee Forum
    mice moved cappings wax inside clutch cover of my atv, causing the belt to slip.
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My top bar hive has three one-inch holes in the front (at the top). I was planning to plug two of them with corks when it got a bit colder, but today I noticed that the bees are propolising up two of this. They have preferred the one on the left all year, and the middle one is now 50% covered...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Hi, I checked my hive this past week and found that it had died. Some of the bottom frames had been chewed and I think I saw mouse dropping on the bottom board, but no nest. My question is whether the honey that is in the hive is still edible, or if the mice contaminated it? The top box hasnt...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I think I know the answer to this but I will ask anyway. Are bees much less likely to swarm into a swarm trap in where mice have taken residence? Seems the mice are very quick to move in....I am trying to check weekly for mice and keep the critters out. Are they attracted to lemongrass oil too? :)
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Does anyone know if half-inch mesh works well for mouse-proofing hives during the winter?
  9. Beekeeping 101
    I have an empty hive (didnt use it this year) and it seems some mice have moved in. They were unceremoniously evicted, the frames are new so they didn't chew them up or anything and I sealed the front of the hive I like mice, but not in my house and not in my bee's house. They must have just...