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Many beehives are lost over the winter, often due to starvation, chilling, pests, or disease. Here are some things you can do to give your overwintering colonies a better chance of survival.
If you have honey bees, you will eventually have to deal with varroa mites (Varroa destructor). They may even arrive with your bee packages. The key is to recognize the problem early, so you can avoid a serious setback.
Installing a new bee package is not difficult, if you rehearse the steps needed and round up all of your equipment ahead of time. You should plan to introduce your bees to the hive on the day your package arrives, if possible.
One of the more proactive steps you can take as a beekeeper is to feed your hives in the springtime. By feeding them, you essentially extend their brooding and production cycles; you are helping them build the hive, produce wax, and overcome stress.
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