Re: Varroa Question
I've got to call you on that one. If you have a screened bottom boards (SBB) the mites that are knocked off fall out of the hive. I've been using powdered sugar treatments (PST) for 4 years now and with sticky boards I can see how many mites fall off with and without PST. Is it effective as the only varoa control? No. It is effective though at reducing numbers of phoretic mites. I do also use drone removal as well a OA vaporization (late Fall) but to quickly reduce the mite load without contaminating the honey flow with a chemical pesticide the best bet is PST. I use PST, SBB, Drone removal and OA vaporization effectively for my hives.
Originally Posted by BEES4U
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