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Thread: Mites on Larvae

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    Default Mites on Larvae



    This image is after taking a drone frame out of a hive and freezing it for 24 hours. I scratched the caps off some of the cells and pulled the larvae out to to see how effective this IMF technique is. Seems to work for me.
    7 yrs, 6 hives, TF, small cell
    www.honeymeadowfarm.com, www.nhbees.wordpress.com

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    Nasty little suckers ...
    Mike

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    Default Good photo.

    What are your methods of Varroa control?
    Ernie
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    As I am a hobbiest beekeeper with only 2 hives, I run drone frames in each hive, have SBB and use powdered sugar. Obviously, much easier to do when you do not have 10 or more hives. One is small cell, 1 large. Neither has shown a mite problem. I'm starting to take more detailed notes this year and will compare the load between the hives.

    I'm currently setting up the small cell hive to do a split and have a nuc ordered. This will hopefully mean 4 hives by the end of the season. As I live in the woods, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to support above 6 -8 hives.
    7 yrs, 6 hives, TF, small cell
    www.honeymeadowfarm.com, www.nhbees.wordpress.com

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