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  1. Bee Forum
    Good morning all! 2 questions... 1. After my second winter has been a disaster, losing 5 of 6 hives to what appears to be a mixture of mite and moisture issues, I am considering something different. I am looking at the possibility of going foundationless in the brood boxes and foundation in...
  2. Northeast
    Hi all I brought a single deep colony into my heated workshop (55-60 F) about a month ago after seeing broodminder temperatures that were too low. I knew that they would never make it to spring. I was taking a chance but these girls were doomed anyway because the cluster was not big enough...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    We lost our hive this winter, but it didn't get as cold as it has in the past here (central Wisconsin). The 2 deeps weight roughly 50 pounds from what I can tell right now, so there is certainly honey left in them. Could the death be due to mites? (we didn't treat for this or anything to be...
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