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  Topic: empty hive/robber bees
muddymom

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:12 pm   Subject: info
Thanks for all the replies. The hive was healthy and had neither SHB or varoa mites as had done check before cold weather. The cause of dieout was weather (-20 for over a week) and uncapped cells ca ...
  Topic: empty hive/robber bees
muddymom

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:24 am   Subject: empty hive/robber bees
Located in USA, Indiana. Lost my bees this winter as had a lot of uncapped cells of nectar which resulted in to much moisture in hive for -10 temperatures. I cut those sections of comb off bars. Lef ...
  Topic: illegal bee seizure in Illinois
muddymom

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:02 pm   Subject: illegal bee seizure in Illinois
Check out the site globalresearch.ca/globalresearch.org. a well established knowlegable beekeeper in Illinois has had his apiary raided and bees removed without a warrant or a day in court. He was dev ...
  Topic: new castle indiana, new urban TBH beekeeper
muddymom

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:23 pm   Subject: new castle indiana, new urban TBH beekeeper
Smile Hi to all. I am a newbee to beekeeping,sited on 1/4 acre in the city limits of this city.
going to do TBH in spite of most of the apiaries in the are using Langestrom hives. There is one apiary u ...
 
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