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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Alberta, Canada
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    I have a new fogger but have been waiting for the "perfect" time to fog. Now our weather has turned nasty (spring snow storm lasting for a few days more). I am getting very anxious about fogging but am reluctant to disturb the bees with this bad weather (snow, sleet, rain - about -3 - + 3 degrees celcius).
    I placed the cords over 2 weeks ago now but still no fogging.
    Any comments on should I wait or do it now or ??? I have not seen mites but have only done one sugar roll test on 1 of 30 hives.

    Bryan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I wouldn't worry about the "perfect" time. I'd fog them on a rainy day if I don't have to get too wet. The good thing is they will all be in the hive.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Neodesha, Ks
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    Bryan, Don't Fog the hives unless the Bees are out flying. That is the rule of thumb for fogging. Dale

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Sequim / Wa / USA
    Posts
    175

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    Dale
    I respectfully disagree with your analisys. I have been following the commentaries over a long time and do not recall anything about flying or no flying relative to temperature or other weather conditions . Of course I could be wrong .
    Meantime I have not considered temperature nor anything else preventing the application to fog .And nothing remarcable happened with adverse results .
    Happy fogging
    JDF

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