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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
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    Greetings . . . Planning to hive my FIRST package this spring.

    WHEN do I start medication w/ a new package?

    Thanx
    Dave W

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Cibolo, Texas
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    Check out "When to fog package bees" thread on the FGMO board for info

    Dave

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    mn, wi, tx
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    I wouldn't medicate until there is evidence of disease. That said, you then must be able to identify evidence of disease. Read, study, and confer with others so you develop the ability to quickly and surely identify disease when it first presents and treat then.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    brown county,indiana,usa
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    if you ever want to come up this way for a day and check out my hives,let me know.beewrangler2003@yahoo.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Manitoba Canada
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    Dave

    I have my packages ordered for late April. I bought my NewZeland packages for $120CND, a bit more than last year.... Hope the willows and dandelions will be out by then. About one or two weeks after packaging, I breefly check for brood. If brood is present, I medicate as follows. One strip of Apistan in the centre of the bee cluster, dust Oxytet/Icing sugar around the frame bars ends, and scoop lard/sugar mix off centred the bee cluster. 1:1 sugar surip fed in a division board and a protien patty would of been given at time of hiving (very important).
    Good luck

    Ian

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