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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Mouse nest!!!!
« Last post by Sean Kelly on February 28, 2015, 08:47:24 PM »
Thank you CCI varmint control bullets for giving me a reason to take my 22 magnum into my honeybee yard! This little fella is the reason my last hive died over the winter! Nothing like the smell of beeswax and gun smoke!
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: I'm BAAAAACK! Again!
« Last post by Sean Kelly on February 28, 2015, 08:41:12 PM »
Thanks Geoff!!!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Dead apiary
« Last post by Beeboy01 on February 28, 2015, 07:54:53 PM »
Been there back when Varoa first hit the US. Lost all six of my hives in one year after working hard building them up. I was a newbee and didn't have anywhere to go for information. Burned a lot of equipment, sold some and stopped bee keeping for a few years. That was 20 years ago and I am still glad I got back into it. DON'T GIVE UP !!!!!
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I would say the cause of death was going into winter with an adult population that consisted of "old" summer bees that were virus/varroa infested and they dwindled away before they were able to raise sufficient young bees to survive winter.  It is always a guess, especially not knowing where you are located and what you do to control varroa mites.  Virus infected bees do not always show deformed wings or other visual symptoms, but slow build up is often caused by heavy virus loads.
AR,
Our winter bees are long gone. We have been in full build up mode since the winter solstice. These hives were full of bees a couple of weeks before they died.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: It's Nosema according to USDA - now what?
« Last post by tjc1 on February 28, 2015, 07:48:05 PM »
Thanks, Sterling - I checked Randy's site and found this: comb treatment notes are near the end:

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/the-nosema-twins-part-5-alternative-treatments/
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I would say the cause of death was going into winter with an adult population that consisted of "old" summer bees that were virus/varroa infested and they dwindled away before they were able to raise sufficient young bees to survive winter.  It is always a guess, especially not knowing where you are located and what you do to control varroa mites.  Virus infected bees do not always show deformed wings or other visual symptoms, but slow build up is often caused by heavy virus loads.
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Bewildered,
I had 3 hives do the same thing. Only difference was that I did not have more than a couple of dead bees in each box, I am pretty sure they were newly hatched bees. This, I believe is CCD.
Maybe someone who has more experience with CCD will answer.
This was my first experience with it.
Jim
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 I checked it, just popping the top and seeing if there was honey in the super about 3 weeks ago? And there was bees a plenty...Last weekend when there was a break in the rain, I walked around the yard and noticed no bees coming in and out...maybe one or two every once in awhile, now I am thinking they were robbers/curious bees.

 When I opened it today, there weren't many dead bees in the bottom, and maybe a good double handful of dead bees in the whole hive, and not much brood. I wondered if something had happened to the queen maybe? Some of the bees have their head in a cell, like I have read starving bees do. There were two full frames of honey on each side of the top deep, and the super still has plenty of honey, as you can see from the photos. Most of the dead bees were stuck to the frame like in the photo.

 I started this hive from a softball size swarm that got in my trap, while it was under my screen outbuilding, year before last. It took them a little while to get built up, but then they were booming all last year... I got a good bit of honey from them this last summer.



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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: what is everyone seeing?
« Last post by Maggiesdad on February 28, 2015, 06:13:59 PM »
What am I seeing? I'm seeing a box on the front porch from Suzie in LA!!!  Woot!

I put that bad boy on and my twins think I look like the robot in Big Hero 6.  :tongue:

Got the hives, got the suit.... just need some bees...  :happy:

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Dead apiary
« Last post by Maggiesdad on February 28, 2015, 06:04:17 PM »
Good luck, man!

Keep us posted.
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