Oxalic dribble die off
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  1. #1
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    Default Oxalic dribble die off

    I had a hive go queenless/ broodless. Had elevated mite counts so I decided to do a dribble before the new queen got to laying. That was 2 days ago. Today I went out and there was robbing activity in the hive and a giant pile of dead bees out front. The hive was probably on its way out, but I feel like I just put the final nail in their coffin with the dribble. I bet it killed half the bees in the hive. Discouraging.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    Sorry to hear.

    Did your dribble escape the hive and start the robbing? Do you know who's hive was doing the robbing? They could be next on the mite hit list.

    Worth a double check on the formula.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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    Default Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    This happened to me last year. I did OA dribble with similar results.

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    Default Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    cant dribble during a dearth.

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    Default Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    Quote Originally Posted by COAL REAPER View Post
    cant dribble during a dearth.
    Makes me wonder if I've ever seen what you would call a dearth. don't want to either.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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