Monday, February 22, 2016

WHEN DISASTER STRIKES submitted by beekeeper Denise

Spring is the time for cleaning out hives that did not survive the winter.  While cleaning the hive a good beekeeper looks for the classic signs of the different hive failure modes.  The write-up in this link provides instructions on how to recognize the four most common failure modes: starvation, nosema, tracheal mites and varroa mites.  If you understand what caused the hives demise you can take appropriate actions to prevent a recurrence.

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