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Offline TwoHoneys

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Deformed Wing Virus in a cutout hive
« on: September 11, 2012, 08:02:24 PM »
Today I removed a hive from a house, and many of the bees have little bitty, deformed, shriveled wings.

If this is Deformed Wing Virus, what should I do with the bees and the comb? Shall I keep them or shall I destroy them?

Also...the queen is still in her queen clip...do you think it's safe to introduce her to a queenless hive?

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Re: Deformed Wing Virus in a cutout hive
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2012, 08:28:27 PM »
DWV is usually a sign of heavy mite load...check mite counts and take it from there. Yes you can introduce the queen to a queenless hive. I would make sure they are queenless for 24 to be sure.

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Re: Deformed Wing Virus in a cutout hive
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2012, 07:59:47 AM »
Thanks, Scott.
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