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  1. Bee Forum
    I don't really have a lot of time to spend on my bees. Because of this I have lost several of Italian hives. I got a hive of Minnesota Hygienic from a friend. They are just slightly more aggressive than Italians, but its barely noticeable. However they are so tough. I split my Minnesota Hygienic...
  2. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone, Been into beekeeping on and off for over 8 years. Started back up late fall last year with 2 nuc's. And have 30 10 frame hives ready, and building more. I'm going to focus on queen rearing. I read everything i get my hands on. And watch a lot of videos. I have taken 3 classes on...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies Varroa destructor continues to threaten colonies of European honey bees. General hygiene, and more specific Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH), provide resistance towards the...
  4. Bee Forum
    Some background: I am small potatoes—just a dozen hives. I use regular cell and treat with OAD. Starting last season and continuing into this one, I requeened all of my hives and any new splits using VSH queens from several breeders. And I got fantastic mite results—0-1 in my regular tests...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have 5 hives and 4 nucs in my Apiary. This one hive I am having problems with was my original hive that I started with 3 years ago. It was a nuc with a VSH Queen and from the get go it was pretty mean. I just didn't realize it at the time since I only started with one hive, I thought this...
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    I purchased a VSH breeder this year and will be doing some grafting in June. I have heard everything from these bees being the answer to all of our problems to them having temperment and honey production issues. I am curious to get some thoughts on any of you who are currently using them. I...
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