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    Default treating mites

    It is currently 40 degrees fahrenheit in cloudy NY, would this be to cold to open the cover and sprinkle some powderd sugar on the bees?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: treating mites

    I would say it's right on the line. If you just plan on removing just the lid and inner cover real quick you should be ok. If you can wait until it's 50 that would be best.

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    Default Re: treating mites

    Thanks for your reply, i did just that.

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    Default Re: treating mites

    What is the purpose of the powdered sugar? Mites? Food? For mites it probably won't hurt. For food it probably won't help.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: treating mites

    The powdered sugar was for treating the mites, this colony still has a full deep of honey. Two weeks ago this colony had a large cluster of bees 5-6 frames of bees, now it much fewer, 2-3 frames, lots of dead on the bottom board. Thanks for your reply as well.

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