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Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a quick little survey of beekeepers' losses from fall and winter... I don't know how to set up a poll to do this the way I want so if you don't mind, just reply with the info:

1. Did you lose any hives?
2. If yes on 1. was CCD suspected in any of the losses?
3. What state (or country if not in the USA) were the hives located in?
4. Did you feed the hives that were lost?
5. If yes on 4. what was fed (HFCS, Sugar, pollen patties, pollen sub., etc.)?
6. If known, age of queens from any lost hives.

That's it, and let me just say thank you in advance for participating.
 

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No hives lost
NC
Fed with emergency feed this spring(sugar and hfcs above cluster)
Fed heavy cane sugar in fall with HBH

I was real lucky. Alot of loss around here from talking with others.
Peace Dave
 

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Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a quick little survey of beekeepers' losses from fall and winter... I don't know how to set up a poll to do this the way I want so if you don't mind, just reply with the info:

1. Did you lose any hives?
2. If yes on 1. was CCD suspected in any of the losses?
3. What state (or country if not in the USA) were the hives located in?
4. Did you feed the hives that were lost?
5. If yes on 4. what was fed (HFCS, Sugar, pollen patties, pollen sub., etc.)?

That's it, and let me just say thank you in advance for participating.
Can you add the age of the queens in losses and divides?
Ernie
 

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1. Yes. 2/11
2. No. Mites got one..the other I am not sure.
3. WA
4. I didn't feed. I did feed the 40-50lbs of honey from each of the two dead hives to some of my others though.
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6. Both first year queens. One a supercedure and the other a queen that I raised.
 

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1. Yes
2. No
3. WI
4. Yes
5. Sugar
6. 1 year

The hive I lost the bee's moved into the upper super way to early, I am assuming during a warm spell we had in mid December. They ran out of food in early February and starved.
 

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1. Yes
2. No
3. Georgia
4. yes
5. 1:1, 2:1, mountaincamp - all cane
6. ? first year.
 

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Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a quick little survey of beekeepers' losses from fall and winter... I don't know how to set up a poll to do this the way I want so if you don't mind, just reply with the info:

1. Did you lose any hives?
2. If yes on 1. was CCD suspected in any of the losses?
3. What state (or country if not in the USA) were the hives located in?
4. Did you feed the hives that were lost?
5. If yes on 4. what was fed (HFCS, Sugar, pollen patties, pollen sub., etc.)?
6. If known, age of queens from any lost hives.

That's it, and let me just say thank you in advance for participating.
1. Yes, lost 1 of 14
2. No
3. Missouri
4. Yes
5. Cane syrup, then Mountaincamp method
6. 1 year old.
 

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1. Yes, 24% (8 of 33)
2. No
3. Alabama
4. No
5. NA
6. 1 to 2 years old

On some of my hives, long bouts of cold weather prevented the cluster from moving to food and starved. A first for me. This winter has been the coldest for the longest that I have had since I began keeping bees.
 

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1. Did you lose any hives?

around 6% out of 1500

2. If yes on 1. was CCD suspected in any of the losses?

colony co-mingling disease is not a stationary problem so that question does not apply to over wintered stationary operations

3. What state (or country if not in the USA) were the hives located in?

2/3rd Wisco and the rest in MN across the river

4. Did you feed the hives that were lost?

i feed any hives in fall that are underweight.

5. If yes on 4. what was fed (HFCS, Sugar, pollen patties, pollen sub., etc.)?

sugar syrup

6. If known, age of queens from any lost hives.

ranges from 1 to 3
 

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Lost 1 hive
No on the ccd
Missouri
Yes I fed hive
Sugar
1 yr old queen
 

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Lost none of four hive in the middle of Kentucky. Fed copiously last fall 2:2 syrup until it got cold. Gave them a lot of sugar in the Mountain Camp method. Neighbor says that they are very active this week in 60F temps. Keeping our fingers crossed til we get home. We mostly try to let them do their own thing. Take care and have fun
 

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Thanks to everyone that has responded so far, but there needs to be a lot more responses before any sorts of patterns could possibly emerge, or averages could begin to be taken. So if you haven't yet responded, please do so, even if you haven't lost any bees. Thanks again.
 

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1. Did you lose any hives? No
2. If yes on 1. was CCD suspected in any of the losses?
3. What state (or country if not in the USA) were the hives located in? WA
4. Did you feed the hives that were lost?
5. If yes on 4. what was fed (HFCS, Sugar, pollen patties, pollen sub., etc.)?
6. If known, age of queens from any lost hives.

That's it, and let me just say thank you in advance for participating.[/QUOTE]
 

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no loses in with 3 out with 3 (so far)
started feeding a week ago
nova scotia, canada
 

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I didn't loose any in my direct care. Lost one that was in the care of a preceptee.

I didn't feed
The one lost was due to robbing.

I wintered several nucs indoors.
 
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