theblondegardenerBeehive robbery. When a colony dies out, the frames of honey that are left are prime targets for neighboring bees. #beehive #beehiverobbery #arkansaslife #spring #arkansasgrown #itsabeeslife #beecolonydeath #farmher #inthegarden #rfdtv
- songbirdtiffDid one of your hives die?
- theblondegardener@songbirdtiff yes, I had 2 die this year. ☹️These were from swarms last spring and they never could build up enough last summer. I wasn't surprised but I was hopeful
- songbirdtiffThat is such a shame. Do you know why they die? Pesticides?
- theblondegardener@songbirdtiff could be mites, beetles, weak or old queen, exposure to pesticides, or all of the above. When you catch a swarm, you never know what your going to get. I don't treat with chemicals so it's survival of the fittest.
- phunt1Oh man I need to check mine!
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