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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I had a deadout of one of my 5 hives. A couple of days ago I noticed dead bees on the landing board and on the ground in front of the hive. Today I was finally able to get in. Opening the top, there were a lot of bees on top of the inner cover, when I tipped it many fell off. Going into the...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before. I searched the forums but didn't find an answer. Last spring I started keeping bees in a densely populated neighborhood in AZ. In October, I lost two out of my three hives. A local experienced beekeeper came over and was...
  3. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I tried a trap out in my neighbor's house about two months ago when the bees first moved in. It didn't work. We vacuumed a bunch of the bees into a hive body and added a queen, but the hive in his house continued to thrive. He then sprayed two cans of foaming Spectracide Carpenter Bee and...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I have two Warre hives. Last week I was on a community forum responding to a question of what to do about a swarm. I live in Huntington Beach. City ordinance makes it nearly impossible to legally keep bees. One of the people on the forum asked if I had bees. I didn't confirm nor deny that I had...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have personally witnessed a very large die off of my honey bees. They engaged in a death spin turning round and round on the ground at the hive entrance as if you could hear them crying in pain and torment and as if poisoned. If insecticides were banned would honey bees thrive again as they...
  6. Bee Forum
    Distance in miles from the bee-yard where the honey was collected? Temperature and degree of straining, etc., etc., etc.? I notice where the honey board alleges that there is no significant health benefit of 'raw honey' over processed honey: Raw or Processed? Is raw honey more nutritious than...
  7. Bee Forum
    http://www.wmbb.com/story/22402072/stung-by-crooks-beekeepers-offer-reward-for-bee-killers
  8. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I do cutouts and trapouts as a hobby. Most of the time I charge, just because it's nasty work, and there's some expense with all the plastic and time away from family, and you don't always end up with a product that adds value - i.e. a new hive. However, it's gone pretty well for me and I have...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hello everyone, I live in the Mississippi Delta and have taken up an interest in beekeeping. Since the delta is such a big agricultural area I have a question concerning pesticides. Before I go any further you should know I live right beside a cotton field. We routinely have...
  10. Bee Forum
    I just read that Datura is toxic. Datura grows wild EVERYWHERE here in the southwest (southeastern CA). I've got some in the yard - yellow & purple, and see the girls inside the flowers often. Does anyone know anything about this?? -------------- According to some sources: Bee nectar...
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