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  1. M

    I'm Not Complaining.... but...

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    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    Mike a hi. Not a problem at all, i enjoy it. yes i have lost quite a few hives this year. But this one is the only one that was lost this way. the rest from what i gathered were from CCD. CCD has arrived in Iran last year in huge numbers. It started from the west of Iran and worked it's way...
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    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    Hi Rooftops. Thanks so much for your help so far. i understand the difficulty in saying what happened when not seeing the actual hive, but thanks again. I should not have had a varroa problem since my stats show no sign of varroa for this hive through out last year, and have used Bayvarol strips...
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    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    Mike a. Thanks for your comment. previously i describde the smell, the whole hive smells mouldy, the honey i do not know i will have to check and let you know. the interesting part you asked about is that i did not feed my bees before winter. they had enough stores, so there could not be a high...
  5. M

    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    yes not that much brood in the frames, the bees are all dead with their heads in the cells which is a sign of starvation, there was mould on 2 of the frames, the stuff you replied about at the bottom of the hive is water which should not be there,,, the honey is not crystalized and is still...
  6. M

    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    You asked if i could upload the pics from the troubled hive, Just wanted to say they've been uploaded to the forums album under Matthew's Disease. I could Add that when i opened to take the pics i found that the hive had gone cold and no bees were alive anymore. I guess I didn't have a good...
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  15. Matthew's disease

    Matthew's disease

    For you who asked to see the pictures of my troubled hive.
  16. M

    The Forum.

    I do not live in the UK but i'm half English. here, there has been a ban in importing bees from anywhere in the world for Thirty years. i have always guess it's good. If i could help let me know. i'm one to keep the natural harmony of everything.
  17. M

    is beekeeping an old mans game?

    It's logical to be older in beekeeping cause the whole mentality of it is something that needs age and experience, with experience comes knowledge which all comes with age, im 28, and i'm in the 3rd year of keeping now. no money or anything can stop the love and urge you get towards this sort of...
  18. M

    Hi Everyone - new to this and after a few pointers

    Hi there and welcome. You have started the best experience of your life. you'll get the hang of it in no time. don't worry. the first steps are always the roughest. I suggest a book by David Cramp called A practical Manual of Bee Keeping. it is a very complete book and at the same time the guy...
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    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    Hi Storm tm. Thanks for the idea, i will take the pics as soon as the weather lets me, it's been rainy like hell here,,, cheers.
  20. M

    Need help reguarding Bee diseases.

    The smell is more banana like, as you say, the hives ventilation is good, it has a top vent about 3 cm vide, and it's off the ground so has a dry floor for sure and slightly tipped.