Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Posts
    2,838

    Question

    Greetings . . .

    I monitored (natural drop) my new package this spring many times (at least weekly), and found NO mites. Why?

    thanx
    Dave W

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    NE Calif.
    Posts
    2,270

    Post

    Probably because the bees were shook from a hive that had been treated for mites,so the bees were pretty clean from the start.And starting out without brood and a brand new queen lets them outrun the varroa the first season.The only thing you have to watch out for is your bees robbing out collapsing hives and bringing back loads of virus infested mites.That can do you in pretty quick as I have found by sad experience.
    ---Mike

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
    Posts
    2,838

    Question

    loggermike,
    Treated? How?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    mn, wi, tx
    Posts
    174

    Post

    apistan and coumaphous both kill 97%+ of mites, unless mites are resistant.
    commercial outfits use these strip applied chemicals to treat the mite.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads