I can only say that I didn't move my colonies, and there is no farming within range of how far bees are said to travel when gathering nector. The forest service or the timber co's didn't spray here last summer/fall.
I had been loosing 2 or 3 colonies out of 8 to 14.
This last fall I lost 7 out of 12.
Other bees didn't come and take the honey that was left and the wax moth didn't get in the comb.
The only treatment I gave mine was for the hive beetle.
So now, this year as soon as the honey crop is off, I plan to treat with terramycin and fumagilin-B.
Will also start the grease paddy treatment.
Plus using the drone comb to help with Varroa Mites, and get into the bottom board thing.
Would like to hear any sugestions on treatment for hivebettles.
This is why I am going this way. I have concluded most of the colonies I lost were in a bad place, not enough am sun, two much squirral activity. Using the hive top for their dinner table.
And me not using fumi and greas paddies.
On closing I would like to say, I wish the serious Bee keepers and others who care about this proublem
would leave the "joking" to the clowns and Late shows
I don't think it is anything to joke about.
Don't get me wrong, I can stand a little humor.