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Offline 1hivegoin

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Two dead hives
« on: January 18, 2010, 11:55:55 PM »
Was 55 degrees and I saw no bees flying from my two hives.  Looked inside and saw lots of honey and pollen and the bottom board (screened) was packed with dead bees.  I had ut an entrance reducer on last fall, perhaps they got all clogged up in the opening?  Deconstructed hives and froze honey for this spring when I hive new colonies.  Any reasons why my bees would die while having a lot of food?  Hives seemed fine at the end of summer.  The bees didn't leave the hive, they all died inside...

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Re: Two dead hives
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 03:47:34 AM »
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Tracheal mite has habit to kill with that style.

http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/tracheal_mite.htm
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