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Does Peppermint Deter Wax Moths?

Add to Favorites David writes: Have you had any results from putting mint near your hives to prevent wax moths? While I have heard of folks suggesting mint could be …

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Should I be Worried About Practice Queen Cups?
August 7, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

First off, if her laying pattern is still good, the colony population is to your liking, and the workers haven’t tried to replace her yet, you could consider just leaving her in there.

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I Saw Wax Moth Larvae! Now What?

I think I saw wax moth larvae on one of my frames. I am new at beekeeping so I was unprepared to address the problem when I opened the hive and saw the larvae. Any suggestions on what to do?

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Are My Bees Too Hot?

Add to Favorites Dave writes: I’m new to beekeeping. My bees seem hot in this 90+ weather, they are bearding a lot. What are your suggestions for keeping them cool? I have a …

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Why Is There Uncapped Honey in My Super?

Add to Favorites Bob Mallory writes: Checked my beehive and put another honey super on. I have a problem for which I need input. A honey super has been on …

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How Do I Get Rid of Yellow Jackets in My Beehive?

Add to Favorites Jacinta Mattsen Hartwig writes: I had yellow jackets move into my new hive, how do I get rid of them and reuse my hive. There were no …

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Are Russian Honey Bees More Resistant to Varroa and Tracheal Mites?
May 14, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Ask the Expert: Are Russian honey bees more resistant to varroa and tracheal mites?  There is some research suggesting Russian honey bees are somewhat resistant to varroa …

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OAV Varroa Mite Treatment: Ask the Expert!
May 3, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Josh Vaisman replies to questions from his article: How to Treat Varroa Mites with Oxalic Acid Vaporizer (OAV) “knockdown” treatment: Jim writes:I loved your article on monthly …

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Should You Feed Native Bees?

Add to Favorites Do you know if the sugar water will work for wild bees as well? I haven’t undertaken starting my own hive, but I usually have quite a …

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What’s Safe to Use in Your Smoker?
March 5, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites H.J.M. writes: Is it safe to use the wood pellets for a Pellet grill in your bee smoker? +++++++ That’s a great question, H.J.M.! The simple answer …

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