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  1. #1
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    Default How to deal with Varroa mites?

    Hello all,
    I was wondering if you could post your procedure for treating varroa mites here. It doesn't have to be lengthy, just a general outline. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    I think Mine are going to get some Hopguard soon, but I'm yet undecided. Maybe a drone frame will do the trick. Had a drone and worker with DWV today, the blue belly lizards around my hive eat well.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    One of our hives is ready to get hit with powdered sugar 2 or 3 times a week for three weeks. The other hives don't seem to need any help right now.
    Dan

  4. #4
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    I vaporize my hives with Oxalic Acid vapor in September after the supers are pulled, one three step treatment a year takes care of the mites in my hives.....Bill

  5. #5
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    Remove the queen for a cpl weeks.....

  6. #6
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    Ditto on WWW's response to this thread..........cheap, easy & effective........
    http://OxaVap.com Your source for the Varrox OA Vaporizer,
    "One of the highest ranked" by R. Oliver

  7. #7
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    I use the Pierco drone frame method in combination with Rossman's SBB with SHB trap. The SHB and mites fall to their deaths and I pull and replace the drone frame every 3 weeks.

  8. #8
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    Bardstown, KY, USA
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    I'm going to try HopGuard this year....
    Grandchildren are the best.... Bees a close second....

  9. #9
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    Default Re: How to deal with Varroa mites?

    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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