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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    No one said better, the point is, he grew his company ruining KTBH by the 100s as a commercial beek in New England. This is counter to your bee inspectors claim that the hives won't do well.
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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    Yet some how Sam Comfort ran them by the 100s in upstate NY and was able to over winter 5 bar Nucs ;)
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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    agreed, but its hard to do if your bees are dead
    The point was there is no harm to the species by keeping a hive alive long enuf to re-queen it, or have them try again and raize a new queen in the...
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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    The 2 not exclusive of each other
    I am saying if it needs treatment, it needs treatment, so treat it. MB is saying don't automatically assume it needs treatment.
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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    When you have one or 2 hives what is the benefit to letting them die? Itís not like letting them die is going to provide a service to bee genetics, you not providing any sort of drone saturation...
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    Re: Need to treat for Varroa in a Warre

    I tried the only having a few hives TF thing ..complete losses, repeatedly, this year its OAD
    Its not like you have a bunch of hives and genetic diversity that your are trying to select from (that's...
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