new old colony

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by reidi_tim, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. reidi_tim

    reidi_tim New Member

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    So I have these bees that have been in a hive for the last 25 -30 years. So to me it makes since not to medicate them for anything. In my warped head I see they have survived that long with the only human intervention of feeding them. The hive_zilla had 1 shb that I saw and the bees have no traces of mites. Is it to early for the mites to be out and about or has this colony found a way to combat them?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I would be raising queens from that hive. Mites stay in hives all winter.
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    what Iddee said. I could see a line of people waiting to get them genetics