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  1. #1
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    Default Sulfur for Varroa control?

    Preface: This may be absurd, but hang in there.

    Just wondering here, I don't have any dead bees. I know AG grade sulfur (90%) is used to kill Northern Fowl mites in commercial hen houses. Would the sulfur kill bees, because I know it will kill mites graveyard dead. Just trying to think outside the box on the Varroa mites.

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    Default Re: Sulfur for Varroa control?

    I see you did not get a response to your other thread with this same question. Perhaps you would get a better response if you specified how you intended to apply the sulfur.

    Two obvious possibilities I can think of are "smoking" it, or applying it as a dust.
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

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    Default Re: Sulfur for Varroa control?

    I tried to delete the other post and put the thread in the proper forum, but I couldn't figure out how to delete the other one.

    I am not planning on trying it anytime soon. I first wanted to gather any information on whether it had been tried or not. I'm not sure how the best way to apply it would be. I guess dusting it in the hive would be best.

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    Default Re: Sulfur for Varroa control?

    You may be interested in reading this study involving sulfur powder and varroa in honeybee colonies:
    http://www.pakentomol.com/Downloads/Issues/2008-2/4.pdf
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

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    Default Re: Sulfur for Varroa control?

    Thanks for the link. Doesn't look very effective.

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