Saturday, May 21, 2016

WHY DID MY HONEY BEES DIE? submitted by beekeeper Jon

Here is an article that EVERY beekeeper should read.  We have all seen this exact scenario.

EDITOR'S COMMENT:  I put a sticky board under several hives a week ago.  One hive that had overwintered well and had a good spring buildup had a 2 day mite drop of 27 varroa!  Surprising a 5 week old package hive had only 3 mites.  I immediately treated all overwintered colonies.  I will check the treated colony again in a few days.

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