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    Default Fogging your bees?

    So who has fogged there bees and it worked?
    I seen the fat bee guy youtube using mineral oil does this work?
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    works great

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    You may find a few people who currently fog and are pleased with the results. For most, fogging was a fad a few years back that ultimately had poor acceptance by beekeepers.

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    There was a thread about three weeks ago that addressed this same topic.
    Good advice there... and yes it does work. My uncle has been fogging for 30 years.

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    30 years????? I thought Pedro started it around 2000. Just asking.
    Im really not that serious

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    30 years? i tought the VARROA DESTRUCTOR was only around for like 20 year?
    Is there another reson for fogging your hives?
    Do you know where to get a fogger?
    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    earliest reports I can find of Varroa was in the 1960's and 70's for Europe and South America. 1987 for the US. 25 years.
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    From what he told me he uses a mosquito fogger with baby oil. He said it works for SHB, varroa mites, as well as trachael mites. He said it suffocates everything except the bees.
    30 years and chemical treatment free.... must be working. He has some real strong hives.
    My plan is to shadow him this spring as much as possible.

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK View Post
    30 years? i tought the VARROA DESTRUCTOR was only around for like 20 year?
    Is there another reson for fogging your hives?
    Do you know where to get a fogger?
    Thank you.
    This is where I got my fogger ...... I use FGMO and a few drops of peppermint oil


    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UOWSEYnjmi8

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    foging works for me.

    He said it works for SHB,
    Well it has NOT worked for SHBs here!!!!
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dconrad View Post
    I use the same one. Fogging works well for me.

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Mister Beeman, how often does he fogg?

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Truthfully, I'm not exactly sure. I can only surmise that he fogs when needed.
    I will find out this spring though and update. Guessing at least 3-4 times a season? That's guessing though. I imagine it would hinge upon the mite load.

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    With this fogger do you shoot it from the top down or the bottom up?

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dconrad View Post
    This is where I got my fogger ...... I use FGMO and a few drops of peppermint oil


    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UOWSEYnjmi8
    I'm going to buy this fogger tomorro there's a HOMEDEPOT it the town i have my restaurant and i went to there web site and there's 18 in the store so i think i'm going with fogging this year. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    recommend u pick up a respirator while u are there

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    When is the best time to fog?
    Should i wait till the flow is over ?
    Can ya fog with the honey supers on {i'm going to bet not}
    The fat man says every 21 day{mite cycle} i'm going with as needed what do you all think?
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Maryland Beekeeper, why do you recommend a respirator for mineral oil fogging?

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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Bees View Post
    Maryland Beekeeper, why do you recommend a respirator for mineral oil fogging?
    DC do you use straight mineral oil do you add any thing?
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    Default Re: Fogging your bees?

    This will be my first year fogging,so I will use mineral oil only.I don't see the benefits of adding other oils such as,thyme.I plan to fog in the spring before adding supers then in august when I pull supers and once more in the fall.

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