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    Default MiteZapper

    Anybody here try this product. it looks like a nice way to kill mites. for what we have to pay for it. it will pay for itself in one year. no chemicals to add to our hives.

    http://www.mitezapper.com/Mite-Zappe...9125_p_26.html

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    Default Re: MiteZapper

    I was in on the testing of this product. It was invented by Dr. Zachary Wong at Michigan State University. It is simple to use and works well.
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

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    Nice!

    Does it work better with a Chevy or Ford?

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    Default Re: MiteZapper

    clinton this look demonic! What is the effect on the on the sealed brood

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    Default Re: MiteZapper

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzhageman View Post
    clinton this look demonic! What is the effect on the on the sealed brood
    According to the website it kills them, too. Heat is the weapon of choice here.

    Ed

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    Default Re: MiteZapper

    seems counterproductive!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzhageman View Post
    seems counterproductive!!!!!!!
    Not really. Many people use drone brood as traps for mites...they remove the comb after the drone cells are sealed and scrape them off, thus killing the juvenile mites that are forming inside as they parasitize the drone larva/pupa. Most hives have plenty of drone to spare. According to the zapper's website the workers come in after the "zapping" and clean the dead/dying mites and drones out of the cells.

    Ed

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    Default Re: MiteZapper

    failed to realize they were talking drone brood oops

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    The frame is a drone frame. If you run the wires outside then you can hook it up without opening the hive. I check the frame 3 to 5 days later and if it is cleaned up by the bees then you have very hygenic bees.
    Clint
    Clinton Bemrose<br />just South of Lansing Michigan<br />Beekeeping since 1964

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    The problem I see is that there isn't a medium version for folks using all mediums. Being as this is a "new" IPM method and that people using all mediums for brood and honey is considered somewhat of a "new" method, it seems the manufacturer might be missing a large portion of the market.

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