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How Many Frames of Capped Brood is Optimum in a Double Deep During Summer?

Tyler from Montana writes: How many frames of capped brood is the optimum in a double deep during summer? Hi Tyler – Thanks for the great question! It may not surprise …

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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?

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 screened bottom and …

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The Secret of Winter Bees vs Summer Bees
July 31, 2019 · · Beekeeping 101

We all know that female honey bees are divided into two castes: workers and queens. Although they both arise from normal fertilized eggs, the larvae that hatch from those eggs …

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Chalkbrood Disease in Honey Bees
July 25, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Of all the disease names, chalkbrood paints the most vivid picture. Even if you’ve never seen chalkbrood symptoms, white chunks of mummified brood are hard to mistake for anything else. …

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Nosema Disease in Honey Bees
July 22, 2019 · · Health & Pests

Nosema is a serious disease of honey bees caused by a microsporidian. A microsporidian is a type of single-celled fungus that reproduces by spores. The nosema organisms live and reproduce …

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A Slatted Rack and Robbing Screen Can Improve Your Hive Entrance
July 20, 2019 · · Hives & Equipment

One of the best things about a Langstroth beehive is its adaptability. By using optional pieces of beehive equipment like a slatted rack and robbing screen, you can adapt your …

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Why Is There Uncapped Honey in My Super?

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 for a month …

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American Foulbrood: the Bad Brood is Back!

American Foulbrood is a bacterial apiary disease that spreads between hives. And it has the potential to wipe out the entire industry.

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

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 bees in it …

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