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  1. #1
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    Default Doing Mite treatment

    So I have 1 hive that has had mite issues and some deformed wings. I have formic acid to use and will pull the supers and treat. Should I treat all the hives this year? Many are packages and swarms.


    So plan is to use formic acid in a 60% solution. 30 ml into a shop rag in the jar on top 4 days x 3 treatments. Should I close up the SBB or leave it open.

    Thanks for the advice in advance.

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    Default Re: Doing Mite treatment

    You will want to close up the SBB to trap the vapors in. Watch the air temp when applying the Formic Acid.

    Why are you putting it in a jar?
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

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    Default Re: Doing Mite treatment

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeslave View Post
    Watch the air temp when applying the Formic Acid.

    Why are you putting it in a jar?
    What is the temp I should worry about.? The jar is the feeder jars that are on top of all my hives anyway. So put it into a rag and it fumes out.

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