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  1. Bee Forum
    Hi, I am wondering if bee colonies in the NW (or other places with similar climate) may do better with an open bottom even thru the winter. I realize some other form of wind protection may need to be provided. A survey was conducted on this subject sometime last year. The colony loss numbers...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I am new to beekeeping & I hived 2 hives this spring of Italians & Carniolan bees. About a month ago I notice inactivity with the Carniolan's. As time progressed I discovered a dead mound, but no strong odor present. A slightly fermented smell but couldn't find the queen. Within a months...
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