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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Research from Asia. This is out of a FB group I follow. And so far the research is only showing heat as being an effective treatment against the future invader. This is just a copy and paste...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi again everyone, I am hoping someone can help me understand what I am looking at in these pictures. I am wondering if I have a wax moth problem in my hive. And is the dark brown under the honey normal? If this is wax moth larva is there something you can recommend I do to take care of the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I'm a college student, and the house I am leasing for the year has a small hole inside the wooden siding which honeybees have made a home inside. I've been beekeeping for the whole summer, and now I'm wondering if I can do anything with these bees. I don't think I can get into the hive...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    As reported in the NYT's today. Signed up on the website mentioned in the article and will be keeping my eyes open for them http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/science/tracking-a-parasite-that-turns-bees-into-zombies.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Parasitic flies are...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Parasites and Pathogens of the Honeybee (Apis mellifera) and Their Influence on Inter-Colonial Transmission Pathogens and parasites may facilitate their transmission by manipulating host behavior. Honeybee pathogens and pests need to be transferred from one colony to another if they are to...
  6. Bee Forum
    I saw this on some forum or a Facebook group lost it and can not find it again. the poster used, I believe it was 1 1/2 pvc pipe for the entrance, he / she stated that the bees would coat it ( propolis I assume ) and have no problem coming and going but that the shb could not fly right in and...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    I have noticed that there are fruit flies on the outside of the hive and some coming out of the hive. This has been going on for about a month. I have researched and researched but cannot find any information on them. Are they a threat? Thank you in advance for your help.
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Have a top bar hive with a screened bottom, then a bottom cover I can unlatch to let the hive get some air. It has been closed for awhile due to the cool weather. So today I opened the bottom and saw some larvae on the bottom of cover. I guess the bee's can't get to them because of screen and...
  9. Bee Forum
    I'm using the sugar shake method to identify and quantify my Varroa Mite levels. Does anyone know at what levels we should begin treatment? Also, I'm assuming if you know this you'd got some good links, references, etc. I'd appreciate it if you could share as well. Thanks in advance for your...
  10. Diseases and Pests
    I'm receiving a kit from Dadant soon and it includes an entrance feeder. I heard that often, these feeders can attract wasps. How do I prevent this without buying some special type of feeder?
  11. Diseases and Pests
    What is the best way to keep ticks out of my bee field without harming my bees or the plants they forage on? I have them in an overgrown unused pasture with a wide path cut short to and around my bees but I still managed to get a tick yesterday. Since I have seen what Lyme disease did to my...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    Can anybody tell me what these bugs are? I found a few in my hive and was wondering if it's something I need to take care of. We tried to catch one and found out that they have wings and fly. Thanks in advance for your help. :)
  13. Diseases and Pests
    Hi all, i have been raising bees for couple years now. This year i see a new pest i think. It Is a lighter color gray b that is fast. it is about the same size is a honey bees and they don't like it around. I took some pictures you can view them here...
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