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  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:46 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
Your "help" was actually a couple of questions about milkweed pollen and bees dropping uneaten pollen to the floor. AS I told you in my reply Bill, that I would ask the professor...he has ye ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:20 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
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  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:19 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
In my heart of hearts that is what I suspect as well. That being said it appears a few more adults are in the mix...but I am unsure. It;s too bad about that pic access as they might help. I added pics ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:32 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
That's a good question. The numbers have increased and more adult bees in mix now. Negative sugar shake and sticky board for mites. They appear normal, totally baffled and heartbreaking for a newbie. ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:05 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
Yes they are. It appeared the activity was declining but they are hauling out young bees at a approximate rate of 1-2 per minute. I have not gotten a definitive answer from the other forums yet, altho ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:14 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
Learned from an entomologist that what I am seeing is milkweed pollen. Its fascinating and wish you could see the pics.
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
choop26

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:39 pm   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
This is my first season and one of my hives is very robust compared to the other--much more bees, just placed second honey super, etc. Queen is healthy, no signs of serious mite infestation, bees fora ...
 
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