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    Thank you very much. Since my posting, I have...

    Thank you very much. Since my posting, I have read other data which confirms what you have said. Again, thanks.
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    varroa life span

    I am trying to find the life span of an adult varroa mite. How many days can an adult live in a colony?
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    Swarm prevention

    At the first sign of potential swarming (queen cells), find the queen and put her, with a frame of all stages of brood and a frame of honey/pollen, into a five frame nuc. Put the nuc directly...
  4. Thread: Taktic

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    taktic

    Dave,
    The taktic I have is in fact 12.5% amitraz. I'm tinkering with a recipe. I do realize that taktic is not approved by the "govment". The government tends to only approve those...
  5. Thread: Two Queen Hives

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    Thanks for all the valuable input. The...

    Thanks for all the valuable input. The additional time required is not a factor to me. I have four hives which I will place in a stand of Sour Wood. Those four hives are due for re-queening this...
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    I am thinking of double queening my hives this...

    I am thinking of double queening my hives this spring, one hive body on the bottom and one hive body on top with medium honey supers in between. Any advise or comments or history? Thanks.
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    On 1/8/07 I requested advise on OA trickle. ...

    On 1/8/07 I requested advise on OA trickle. Thanks to all of you for your very valuable help. I treated my twelve hives on 1/10/07 and kept daily mite drop counts for 21 days. My results followed...
  8. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Thanks for your replies. The mite count...

    Thanks for your replies. The mite count increased throughout the summer to an average of 25-35 per 24 hours. During the 21 day Apilife treatment, the mite count was huge (too many to accurately...
  9. Thread: Varroa mites

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    In August I treated my twelve hives with Apilife...

    In August I treated my twelve hives with Apilife Var for Varroa control. It was the first time I used it since I'm kind of anti-chemical. It has been a very mild winter here so far. I do regular...
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