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    Re: Miteaway II SBB

    Hi! Are you talking about MAQS (Mite Away Quick Strips) or Mite Away II? MAQS is effective with the SBB open or closed. MAQS MUST be used with as much ventilation as possible to the brood area. ...
  2. Re: Mite Away Quick Strips recieve Federal Approval

    Ontario has applied to PMRA for an Emergency Use Registration for MAQS. The aim is to have this approved by April.
    Manitoba has not yet indicated that they want to pursue an Emergency Use...
  3. Re: Mite Away Quick Strips recieve Federal Approval

    We here at NOD are certainly in the process of registering every state, but all paperwork takes time to fill out and get processed. We're a small company and the office staff wear many hats! Also,...
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    Re: Mite Away II availability

    NOD has done testing on MAQS here in Ontario, in Saskatchewan, in France and in Germany.
    MAQS works primarily on the heat generated from within the hive rather than the outside ambient daytime...
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    Re: Mite Away II availability

    Yes, you will have to purchase MAQS through a distributor such as Mann Lake, Dadant, Betterbee, etc. We will only be selling through distributors.

    Liz.
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    Re: Mite Away II availability

    There is some confusion in this conversation, between MiteAway II and MAQS. Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) shelf life is one year (could be determined to be longer once extensive shelf life testing...
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    Re: Mite Away II availability

    Here's the status update on Mite Away Quick Strips, right "from the horse's mouth" so to speak!
    California should have a Special Local Needs registration (for use in California only) by December...
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    Re: New product to fight Varroa

    Now why would you think that the Canadians would get it first?? We are aiming for availability of the new MAQS (MiteAway Quick Strip) in time for spring 2010 in Canada AND the United States.

    Liz...
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    Re: Deformed wings

    Hi!
    You need to treat right away with the MiteAway II. BUT, you DO NEED THE 1 1/2 " shims and 2 - 1/2 " sticks to set the pads on on top of your brood chamber. Holes face down into the brood...
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    Re: new guniea sunpatiens

    No, bees don't go to these flowers. We have had them up here in Ontario for many years. I have planted them and very seldom see any type of pollinator at them. There are probably many other...
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    Re: Bees On Broccoli

    It's highly doubtful that any broccoli farmer lets his broccoli go to flower. The value is in the head before it is flowering. You'll have to do a test yourself to see what broccoli honey tastes...
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    Re: Varroa-Check Mite II question

    Hi Ken C10250:

    I replied to your question off line, I believe. I do have a response to Trevor concerning the "queen shutting down". It is totally wrong advice.
    The queen only shuts down for a...
  13. Thread: Bee Briefs

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    sorry Durandal - Bee Brief swarm catching

    Sorry, Durandal, I gave credit for the swarm catching pictures to the wrong person!
    I really like the ramp idea with the weather lid.
    Liz.
  14. Thread: Bee Briefs

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    Bee Brief nuc box

    The Bee Brief is made of the same extruded plastic as is used in outside playground equipment and park benches. It is meant to last a long, long time.
    No painting required. All of the screws are...
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    Bee Brief bottom on upside down

    Hi!

    It certainly sounds like you have assembled your Bee Briefs with the bottoms upside down.
    When the bottom is on correctly the frames sit down perfectly and you can easily put the lid on. ...
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    Bee Brief bottom on upside down

    Hi!

    It certainly sounds like you have assembled your Bee Briefs with the bottoms upside down.
    When the bottom is on correctly the frames sit down perfectly and you can easily put the lid on. ...
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    No, I didn't put any grass over it. Do you think...

    No, I didn't put any grass over it. Do you think the bees will feel disoriented because of this? Or is it like covering a lion pit? Let the skunk think everything is OK?
    Liz.
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    I made a skunk square to put in front of the...

    I made a skunk square to put in front of the entrance of my one hive. Good strong hive but the bees were slightly nasty last weekend when I checked them. That skunk's been snacking again! I have...
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    Formic acid kills both varroa AND tracheal mites...

    Formic acid kills both varroa AND tracheal mites which means one treatment does both jobs. You don't have to invest big bucks in two different types of treatment. Check out the website at...
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    With multiple treatments of OA, you have to be...

    With multiple treatments of OA, you have to be careful not to overdose your bees. There was some discussion in Louisville about OA overdoses in California. A warning was given during a panel...
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    Hi! According to research done by Alison...

    Hi!

    According to research done by Alison Skinner in Ontario and Marion Ellis, University of Nebraska,(and others I am sure), there is no sense treating with Oxalic Acid when brood is present in...
  22. Dick and Jim, I think there should be a new...

    Dick and Jim,

    I think there should be a new forum entitled "General Bickering". Wow, you guys really are something when you get going! Move it to the "General Bickering" forum if you can't act...
  23. Jim, True, Europe has much more to offer...

    Jim,
    True, Europe has much more to offer beekeepers in the choice of varroa treatments.
    Liz.
  24. 1. This is a modified system than the European...

    1. This is a modified system than the European pad you refer to.
    2. Lots of scientific research has been done with regards to efficacy and there are strict guidelines as to application.
    3. THE...
  25. 1. This is a modified system than the one you...

    1. This is a modified system than the one you refer to.
    2. Lots of scientific research has been done with regards to efficacy and there are strict guidelines as to application.
    3. THE PAD IS NOT...
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