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Christina Parlapiano
  • Albuquerque, NM
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Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
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Anyone else experiencing high bee losses so far this fall/winter?  I am down to three hives from the seven I closed up in October from two different bee yards.  All the same, full stores, no bees…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zig (John Ziegler) Mar 7.

CCD
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Anyone else seeing CCD this late fall?  I went to check hives today and two out of three in one bee yard were gone except the queen and about thirty additional workers, tons of honey and pollen.  No…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina Parlapiano Dec 28, 2017.

It's a Two for One'r
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My neighbor alerted me to two swarms in my crabapple tree yesterday.  Sure enough they were there 3 hours later when I was able to bet home.  I'm curious to figure out where they came from.  I only…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Apr 9, 2017.

Piping Queen
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I was able to get a video of my newly emerged (today) virgin queen piping.  Notice when she pipes the workers all stop to listen to her.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Apr 6, 2017.

 

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Zig (John Ziegler) replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Same thing happened with my two hives.  One hive in particular was strong through the summer and early Fall, then when I checked in mid-December, it was nearly empty of bees, queen still present (though little brood), and lots of honey. …"
Mar 7
Stephen replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"I need about three mason jars full of dead bees if anybody has any Steve Chavez 505-315-7499"
Mar 7
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"What are you doing for mite monitoring/treatment? What you are describing sounds like a mite crash."
Feb 27
Joe Slanga replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"I've lost both my hives in a similar manner to what others have described.  Loads of capped honey left behind.  In the top bar there were two syrup feeders that were left half full, in addition to lots of capped honey. What does…"
Feb 27
Becky Pierce replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"I had the same tragic loss; all that was left were 2 small clusters of dead bees, and lots of honey. Tracheal mites? I treated for varroa mites in the fall, but still, a couple of the dead bees had varroa mites on them."
Feb 23
Aimee Williams replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Just opened one of my hive boxes and found the bottom filled with dead bees. There was unhatched brood and lots of honey. I have no idea what happened."
Jan 20
Aimee Williams replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Same here all three colonies just gone in late November. They all had honey and good numbers when I checked in October."
Jan 20
Jason Fink replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Same with one of my 4,  all bees gone in late November.  2 others don't seem to have any activity on the warm afternoons, so they may be gone as well.  They were strong hives with lots of honey stored."
Jan 17
Carlos Aragon replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Had the same thing happen to one of my hives and know of two others that also found their bees gone."
Jan 9
Christina Parlapiano posted a discussion

Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter

Anyone else experiencing high bee losses so far this fall/winter?  I am down to three hives from the seven I closed up in October from two different bee yards.  All the same, full stores, no bees left except the queen, a few nurse bees and capped brood.  Such a total bummer!  All strong going into winter, or so I thought.See More
Dec 31, 2017
Christina Parlapiano replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Out of 8 hives in two different yards 15 miles from each other, going into "winter" I am now down to 3.  All were very strong with a lot of stores.  This is the largest bee loss I have had in 5 years.  I am shocked!"
Dec 28, 2017
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Here's an article describing fall varroa collapse. It sure sounds like what you're describing. https://honeybeesuite.com/did-they-abscond-or-die-from-varroa/"
Dec 13, 2017
Tim McCarthy replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Update: The hive that left must have needed company because the other hive is empty also. Batting 1000"
Dec 13, 2017
Tim McCarthy replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Yes, One of the two hives I have in my NE Heights backyard is gone. Lots of resources, no bees. These girls were by far the strongest and best producing I've had in 11 years. They started out as a huge 7# 10oz swarm in late April (thanks Don).…"
Dec 13, 2017
Taylor Horst replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"I haven't been in my hives for almost two months, but I had 3 out of 4 hives in one yard abscond in September, in the Rio Grande Valley.  Not a single bee left in the box, everything else is there."
Dec 11, 2017
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Sounds like a mite crash. One of mine did the same thing this week."
Dec 10, 2017

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About me:
Currently have five hives, four top bar and one lang. Always interested in learning more.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87123
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
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At 1:58pm on July 24, 2014, Samuel Lopez said…

Christina-

Can you email me your phone number so we can talk about getting together for the Warre hive ?

Here's my email:  sslopez3@msn.com

Thanks - Sam

At 11:16am on July 22, 2014, Samuel Lopez said…

Christina-

Absolutely ! Thank you so much :)

Let me know how we can get together to get it.

~Sam

At 9:38am on July 22, 2014, Samuel Lopez said…

Christina-

It was great to meet you in person and talk like we did on Sunday ! Thanks again for sharing your experiences with bees and chickens and look forward to talking with you more - let me know how the Warre progresses. As you know we'll be starting our 2 Warre's in the spring of 2015.  ~Sam

 
 
 

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