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Our Russian bees cooling off in the hot summer
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Sep 03 2007 06:15 GMT Tavascarow
Excellent.
I too keep bees.
:))
Sep 06 2007 18:18 GMT Miranda333
Those are the Russian Bees. Unfortunately they were wiped out this spring. We still have the Italian Bees. They swarmed but the rest is doing great. What kind do you have and how many hives? We had only 2
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Sep 06 2007 20:21 GMT Tavascarow
I did have four colonies but one has recently died out.
Probably varoa.
As to type we call them Cornish blacks but they are probably a mongrel mixture of more than one breed.
I keep mine on mesh floors they don't overheat as much & the extra air keeps the hive drier in the winter.
Sep 11 2007 18:44 GMT Miranda333
Yes, it is difficult for bees to survive anymore. We lost one hive to the american foulbrood. Someone else had a hive not to far from us and left it for the predators. I think that's where the disease came from. We had to dispose of everything.
The other hive is thriving well. We too use the mesh. We treat our bees for mites.
Any advise or secrets on beekeeping are welcome. :-)

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