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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys, I'm a first year backyard beekeeper - only 1 hive for financial reasons. I received my package in mid-June, so I started pretty late in the year and I'm just doing my first mite treatment for the Fall months with Apiguard. I placed an Apiguard container on top of my brood boxes...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hello! Newbee here. I have a hive in FL. I haven't seen any problems with it yet, but am trying to stay on top of things. Every inspection I make sure to study and take pictures of the brood to make sure everything's going Ok and I keep my eye out for Small Hive Beetles, too. But I was...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Happy Spring! It’s that time of year when the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing … and the pesticides are being sprayed? Many counties, cities, and municipalities spray for pest management (particularly mosquitos) around the beginning of summer. But, as we have discussed in length here at...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Good article; http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5fd2b1aa990e63193af2a573d&id=d4b108ce16&e=d8f43e9c20 “Neonicotinoids are important for control of many significant agricultural and veterinary pests,” team captain Mohammad-Amir Aghaee said at the onset. “Part of the solution is to develop...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    The small hive beetles have arrived. I made an interesting observation the other day about a "mistake" I made when putting together my top bar hive, that may have actually ended up working to my advantage in battling these varmints. For the most part, I used a design that I found on Michael...
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