Re: Could It Be Mites
I want my deeps weighing 60+ lbs each, basically, if I cant hold one chest high for more than two minutes it's good.
Originally Posted by jhrusky
Well, if you didn't try to do anything about the mites, then it could very well be. Mites are just a fact of beekeeping, and mites tend to kill bees since they weaken them by feeding off them, and transmit viruses in the process.
Could the death be due to mites? (we didn't treat for this or anything to be honest).
Mite Away Quick Strips, AKA MAQS, work very well to control mites...but you must follow the instructions closely. Failure to follow the instructions precisely will give poor results. The treatment period for a full dose (two strips for a double-deep hive) is one week.
When treating for mites, do you just get some sort of strip to place between the 2 deeps for a week or two and let it do it's thing or is there a specific way to do this properly?
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