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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Good ideas. Though Ss may not be "the answer", getting chemicals out of the hives will allow whatever naturally occurring predators or parasites to varroa to enter the hives without dying...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    It is whatever the apiary would normally use, so they were called "normal" hives. There were control hives with no treatment whatsoever, Ss hives, and normal hives. The normally used chemicals were...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Hey Luc P.,
    Yes, our main trial has proven to knock down the varroa numbers to 25% compared to the control. Chemical treatment comparison only dropped to 75% of the control. So, we know it works,...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Hi everyone,
    Things are going on as planned and proper research will begin this year.
    A few major trials will begin in Spring across Canada and USA. I will send an update now and then. A paper...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    No idea why putting it on newspaper was thought of. They likely stayed in the media on top of the newspaper until they starved, then walked down the outsides of the hive. All of our successful...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    That's a tricky one. It is approved by CFIA as a plant protection product. So I assume once these formal publications are out and we begin to market it specifically for hives, we will need to deal...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Hi Grid, if you think it's possible, maybe have a control hive with no varroa treatment whatsoever. For example, in George's video,
    http://www.niagarabeeway.com/bio-control-for-varroa-mite.html...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    As far as our product here goes, the ingredients are very simple. You have the Ss and their temporary food source for shipment which is a grain mite. Then there's the grain for the grain mite to...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    There is now progress with a group of researchers. I predict this time next year to have some results. If anything is published I will try to remember to post links on this thread. Main focus is...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    I could not find any research done vs the tracheal mites. That's a scary mite!

    As for the "cease and desist" thing, the reason, through the grape vine, was that there is a bee act from 1920...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    I need to say, just to make sure, that everything I write is my opinion.
    Like stated earlier, more trials need to be done and a University or government organization needs to properly document the...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    As for storing, the tubes are fine at room temperature overnight, kept on their side. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. One of the biggest breakthroughs in biocontrol in the past 10 years is the discovery that...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    http://www.appliedbio-nomics.com/distributors/
    IPM Laboratories is probably the closest to you.
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    http://www.niagarabeeway.com/bio-control-for-varroa-mite.html

    That link has a video showing one with and one without.
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    They routinely end up crawling all over us during rearing. Other than tickle, no other effects.
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    I recommend viewing the two video's George Scott has put together on the Niagara Beeway website. George did a great job.
    http://www.niagarabeeway.com/bio-control-for-varroa-mite.html...
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Hi there,
    I'm Brian Spencer's son, Adam Spencer. I'd be happy to answer any questions regarding the Ss vs Varroa.
    adamabl@telus.net
    or
    spencer_adam@hotmail.com
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