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Offline Arkwood

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CCD question for backyard keepers.
« on: June 08, 2013, 05:18:31 PM »
Is it both commercial and backyard keepers or is it mostly commercial taking the hits?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2013, 08:30:53 PM by Arkwood »
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Offline bailey

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Re: CCD question for backyard keepers.
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 05:48:11 PM »
My opinion.     
Commercial pollinators. 
I have never seen this myself.
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Re: CCD question for backyard keepers.
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 05:55:19 PM »
I took the hit in 06/07. I don't move my bees.  :) d2

Offline Arkwood

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Re: CCD question for backyard keepers.
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2013, 09:03:19 PM »
I took the hit in 06/07. I don't move my bees.  :) d2

Was there a drought, record heat or cold or anything different (weather) up to a year before? Can you explain what you saw or didn't see...? Do you live where they spray crops or mosquitos or anything that you might have been concerned about?
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Offline Better.to.Bee.than.not

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Re: CCD question for backyard keepers.
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2013, 11:32:48 PM »
There have been records of simular losses they have found since forever...for some reason at various periods, periods back as far as the 1800's even, there are sudden bee losses. these earlier mentioning have not been calling CCD, but they simply just noted the massive losses. One incident in 1903 evidently over 2000 hives were lost in utah.  but we hear a lot about commercial instances because first of all, normal people do not talk about their losses or record them often, but commercial outfits often lose such a large # at a time often.