Re: The effectiveness of thermotherapy in the elimination of Varroa destructor
Or during the winter time when the sun is not that hot go ahead to heat up the
nuc hives to 86F all winter long. This will encourage the bees to not form a cluster and
are still grooming each others. I have very strong allogrooming Italians bees this winter.
With the sun in high noon the hive temp can reach 90F along with the supplement heat. We'll see what is
the mite load coming out of winter that in other years will crashed my hives without doing any treatment before
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?