Re: forced brood break
keep in mind it was a short study in a place with no winter, 100% survival over 60 days, the study didn't go any further
What catches my eye more than anything else from that study, 100% survival of the colonies that got apivar.....
In my location a Sept brood break would likly kill my hives, seems like its not so good for FL either
That cuts bolth ways,
The data doesn't fit a pre-concieved belief system, so, they will just twist it and re-intepret until they can make it fit
In this case the data dosen't fit the trends of other studys, of witch we have many.
People are gravitating to a study that fits there per-concived views, but it seems to be the lone outlier.
Just like small cell fokes hold up the one study thats showed postive results with EHB, ignoring the massive stack of ones that say it has a negative or no effect
I can agree with that.
will wait on the research to tell us more. Proceed with caution
Now if we see this in 2-3 other study's then its a trend, not an outlier
but 5-6 years ago it did. The Failure of OAV here, while broodless, suggests the possibility of resistance, Or humidty issues, or?
OA treatments using 1g per brood box will not give you a sufficient mite kill -- even when broodless.
Further more we know form Toufailia (2016) the dose volume dosen't matter that much with OAV in singles they got 89.2% mite drop from 0.56g and 89.7% drop from 2.25g
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