What medicines do you feed your honeybees in spring?
Its springtime. I had three hives last fall - now I have two. One hive died over the winter. not sure why...
I have been reading about honeybee diseases and doing quite a bit of research into remedies. One son-of-a-beekeeper writes about how commercial apiaries feed antibiotics to honeybees in the springtime. He details Oxysol 62.5 which I cannot get.. He also mentions acid pads and sticky strips for killing mites. ?
Do the fruit crop growers and hobby beekeepers in Niagara Falls foster a hotbed of honeybee diseases? (through neglect ie they are only keeping bees to pollinate fruit crops and dont care about bees well-being or honey crops...?) interesting idea. hope its not true
What do you guys do? What diseases do your fear most and what is your drug plan with bees?