Tuesday, 24 July 2018
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I think one of my hives has possibly been exposed to some sort of poison and I’m wondering what to do (if there is anything I can do...) I went to check on my bees today and noticed one of my hives had a pile of dead bees on the floor outside the hive. Some of the dead bees had their tongues out ( which I’ve read is a classic sign of poisoning). There were several bees on the front porch which were shaking / shivering.
I located the queen in the hive and she looked to be unaffected - eggs and brood in all stages were present.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
4 years ago
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#2565
Based on your description it also sounds like a paralysis virus.....IAPV or something in that family.
http://articles.extension.org/pages/71172/honey-bee-viruses-the-deadly-varroa-mite-associates
4 years ago
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#2564
Hello,  that is pretty scary.  I would suggest that you contact the Vt. Apiary Inspector,  Dave Tremblay for his thoughts.  Good luck.  
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