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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I thought an instructional video would be useful to any beeks wanting to try the latest Oxalic Acid method. I've had the towels in my hives for about a month, but I won't really know how well they're working until I start testing for mites again in early June. //DELETED ORIGINAL VIDEO//...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I heard a few beeks planning to use OA in dribble or vapor form around now (August) to treat mites. The rationale was the August dearth in our area reduces the amount of brood and mite populations are spiking upward this time of year. I've heard from others to wait for OA treatments until...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    This question is not directed to the treatment-free beekeepers and it is not intended to stir up a debate whether one should treat or not treat. A lot of advice I have read says a beekeeper should have equipment and supplies on hand so you have them when you need them, e.g. an extra hive for a...
  4. Alternative Pollinators
    Microbial Communities of Three Sympatric Australian Stingless Bee Species Bacterial symbionts of insects have received increasing attention due to their prominent role in nutrient acquisition and defense. In social bees, symbiotic bacteria can maintain colony homeostasis and fitness, and the...
  5. Bee Forum
    So I am at 5 hives. 4 italians 1 mh. Some of the hives have hive top feeders and some have frame feeders. The ones that have hive the hive top feeders have been fed much heavier becuase they where fed more often due to weather and it more syrup each go. Despite the fact they are slighly heviar...
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