Has anyone have more info on this parasitic fly?


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    Has anyone have more info on this parasitic fly?

    https://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-hone...ic-larvae.html


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    If I find dead bees by my porch light I put them in a jar on the counter to see if anything crawls out. So far nothing has

    No, maybe I should do a few more hive inspections before trying to cram 3 hive visits into one trip.

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    At this stage the fly is the least of my concerns. Been a terrible fall/winter for me.
    circle7 honey and pollination

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    How do you recoup from losing 80% of your hives?

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    I've recouped from losing 100%. I did removals caught swarms and bought queens. And I bought 2 nucs
    No, maybe I should do a few more hive inspections before trying to cram 3 hive visits into one trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsi View Post
    I've recouped from losing 100%. I did removals caught swarms and bought queens. And I bought 2 nucs
    what do you think killed off your bees? anything to do with all the spraying for that zika virus?

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    drought

    Drought, inexperience and robbery took out my first year hives. Hottest temps on record in 2011.
    No, maybe I should do a few more hive inspections before trying to cram 3 hive visits into one trip.

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    You buy some packages, feed them up, split them in July with mated queens and treat and pray. If I have another fall/winter like this one it will probably be my last.
    circle7 honey and pollination

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    My first year I lost my hives to hive beetles. Learned a lot since then.

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    Well, 2 years ago I had around 90% survival... thought I had learned a little. This winter not so much
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    The weather has been crazy. Coldest snap in years, for what 2 days, haven't had a freeze here in about 45 days now, everything is springing out, including bees. Did you change anything you were doing Camero?

    No, maybe I should do a few more hive inspections before trying to cram 3 hive visits into one trip.

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