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  1. #1
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    Default apivar

    hey y,all would it be ok two use apivar in spring are is that two early thanks guys

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    Default Re: apivar

    It would be perfectly fine if your mite loads are high enough to treat. I've used it and it's extremely effective. Make sure you apply it in time enough to take it away for the flow. Seems like it needs to be on the hive for 42 days or so...and off for 2 weeks before your honey supers go on.

    Use this page to figure out if you need to treat or not:

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...arroaMites.asp
    Last edited by JStinson; 02-03-2014 at 05:17 PM. Reason: Spelling
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: apivar

    thanks jstinson this helps a lot just worried about mites getting two high in spring time will the bees pull out some brood

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    Default Re: apivar

    Quote Originally Posted by cana View Post
    thanks jstinson this helps a lot just worried about mites getting two high in spring time will the bees pull out some brood
    Are you asking if the bees will pull out brood in response to the treatment or to a high mite load? If the treatment, then no...at least not with Apivar.

    If you mean because of a high mite load, then maybe. If your bees are hygienic they might show it by removing varroa infested larva. If they are not particularly hygienic, then they won't. I don't know where you got your bees from, but unless it's a local feral stock or a reputable treatment-free supplier, the odds are good that they won't pull out any brood at all.
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: apivar

    thanks for your help JSinson

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    Default Re: apivar

    I would use Mite away quick strips. treat when temp is above 50 degrees.

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