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  1. 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...
  2. Bee Forum
    Had two hives die this winter. They filled out two deeps each. Getting new bees this April (two packages, not nucs) - should I reuse the filled frames with the new bees to give them a head start? The last colonies had mites, and we attempted to treat with Apistan. The deeps they had were mixed...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi all, I did a search to see if this has been addressed recently, but I didn't see any qualifying posts, my apologies if this is a re-run. I have some frozen frames and would like to use them. They are all drawn, and some are mostly full and capped, some not so much. There are only about 12...
  4. Bee Forum
    I have a hive that is dead. I have a few frames of honey still and a lot of empty brood comb. My question is that there is a light green mold over everything except the honey. Can I use the drawn comb with this mold on it for my new bees or do I need to replace the foundation?
  5. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    I split a couple of hives and one of the split hives didn't have enough honey to make it through a cold snap and I lost the entire hive. I have several frames with dead brood at various stages and bees with their heads in cells. What do you do with these frames to clean them up and reuse?