View Poll Results: What is your current practice for disease and pest management?

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  • Integrated Pest Mangement

    19 25.33%
  • Need Based-I treat as problems arise only

    8 10.67%
  • Natural treatments only

    34 45.33%
  • No treaments

    14 18.67%
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  1. #1
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    We've had considerable discussion about treatments. I think it would be interesting and valuable for us to see the trends.

  2. #2
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    Well, I had the dubious distinction of being second on this poll, so I know how you voted Joel [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Dulcius ex asperis

  3. #3
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    I think my answers in this poll probably will be representiative of most commercial operation.

    Assuming of course it was me that voted 1st!

  4. #4
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    I should have asked for everone to give a "Yo", here or present on the post after they vote so we can have some idea of the cross section trend we are seeing. If the 8 other than Geoge and I could revisit and sign the sheet that't be good. The rest, well do the right thing.

    [size="1"][ January 08, 2006, 12:31 PM: Message edited by: Joel ][/size]

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    Question #1, options #1 and #4...why should I choose between the two? Which would you rather me vote???

  6. #6
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    I voted
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

  7. #7
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    me too
    Gregg Stewart

  8. #8
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    Well I'm here but going on two years this year and only time will tell.As most I hate to treat when it may not be needed but by the time you realize it is needed it's way too late.If only they would introduce a helpful critter into the country that would take care of all these pest without it becomeing the pest.
    Maybe if honeybees don't work out I'll takeup keeping yellowjackets.
    If you build it they will comb it.<br />Tim Rolan

  9. #9
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    My vote's in
    To everything there is a season ....

  10. #10
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    I'm in...

    sure hope that wasn't a diebold machine responsible for counting my vote.

  11. #11
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    What is a chemotherapeutic agent?

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    Chemicals used to treat or prevent disease.

  13. #13
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    I voted. For some reason after treating the colonies with Apistan for varroa mites in September 2004, the hives had very few mites in 2005; thus, no mite treatments were made in 2005. Three of 13 hives are beginning to drop about three mites per week. This past week the temperature has ranged from 65 to 75 F. and the bees are actively flying, carrying brood builder and corn chop dust. Crazy weather for this time of year. My area is bone-dry and without rain, nothing is blooming.

    Jim Young

  14. #14
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    Just voted.

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  16. #16
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    Here,
    also check out these beekeeping paintings by Michael Hight , really awsome

    [size="1"][ January 08, 2006, 10:29 PM: Message edited by: MichaelW ][/size]

  17. #17
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    I voted
    Ted

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    voted
    Dan Williamson
    B&C Honey Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/9848229@N05/

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    voted

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    My pest problem are v and t mites, chalk brood, havent seen evidence of AFB, but will eventually, and nousema.

    Treatements I have used have been Apistan, formic, and Checkmite for the v mites. Soon to be OA, .?
    For t mites I have used menthol soaked card board, and crystals. Boy this stuff works wonders, but can be hard on the brood if it gets too hot. The soaked card board is well worth the time to make, or money to buy.
    Funigillin-B has always worked to treat nosema. Although never really had a probem til last fall, so I really didnt mass treat until then.
    Ihave been effectively using Oxytet for AFB.

    Thanks for the poll. Now, being the mastermind behind the poll, what trends are you finding?your poll Joel?
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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