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    Mellifera Crofter

    No, I used Apivar, Adam. I think the problem...

    No, I used Apivar, Adam. I think the problem started even before I added the strips, but by that time it was cold, and I didn't investigate closely. I just thought the queen was taking a break. ...

    Mellifera Crofter Yesterday, 01:00 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    Was it MAQS strips you used that might have...

    Was it MAQS strips you used that might have caused supercedure? (I know this doesn't explain the reason for the thread but could explain why the queen has possibly gone).

    Adam 26-11-2020, 12:37 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    I don't know which hive the swarm came from,...

    I don't know which hive the swarm came from, Adam. I took four colonies to the heather, and they took me by surprise: three of them made swarm preparations, and I did lose some in swarms. I also...

    Mellifera Crofter 25-11-2020, 10:24 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    Kitta, I haven't a particular answer but a couple...

    Kitta, I haven't a particular answer but a couple of questions; What happened to the swarmed hive - was it able to re-queen or did itself have any health/disease issues? And did the swarm queen...

    Adam 25-11-2020, 06:41 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    Nosema

    I discovered yesterday that a colony that swarmed into a bait hive while on the heather, have reduced to a handful of bees with a pile of dead ones on the floor, and are riddled with Nosema (I...

    Mellifera Crofter 24-11-2020, 11:40 AM Go to last post