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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    After 24 hrs with medicated strips in all my hives I checked the bottom boards again. In the Meliferra hive there were plenty of both Varroa and Tropilealaps mites crawling around. Quite...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    Thought I had already posed this... But can't see it now. Sorry if it shows up twice.
    I just checked my Cerana hive (quite new, but looking healthy). After a long search of the bottom board, I...
  3. Keeping Cerana and Melefera in same bee yard?

    I live in Papua New Guinea, and I keep 4 hives of Mellifera bees . The Asian Cerana bees live wild around here, and are all over the place. Mostly I just spend a lot of time digging them out of my...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    Well, just checked my hives after a week, and found one completely dead, and one on the brink. Two healthy ones are the ones that re-queened a couple months ago. Sad day. I treated the remaining 4...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    My friends tell me "I used to have a hive that I had to do absolutely nothing with until Christmas, when I'd get about 5 gallons of honey per year. Then all the hives started dyeing out, and we...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    I figured that the Cerana were the ones that brought the Tropilealaps to the area. Not that I have any proof of that whatsoever. I just hived my first Cerana last month, so I could go look in that...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    [What do you do in PNG out of interest?[/QUOTE]

    I'll work on making some mesh cages today. I'll check out the bees today, and if they are strong enough, I'll try caging the queens. If they look...
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    Re: Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    Thanks for everyone for the advice. Beesource is really a great!!! I live in the middle of nowhere, and I can get advice from around the world.

    Can anyone describe how to cage a queen? Is it as...
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    Help with Tropilaelaps mites in PNG

    I have 5 colonies in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. I just detected Tropilaelaps mites for the first time, and all my hives are struggling. Iím wondering if the standard chemical treatment for...
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