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  1. Diseases and Pests
    We have yet to treat for mites and are still learning. We are in Wisconsin. Average daytime temperatures are in the 50s right now. We just took the honey supers off (was a rather poor year here as we only got 4 full honey supers from 4 hives). I have always heard you treat for mites in the...
  2. Bee Forum
    Like to know what type of mask to use when working with Apiguard. Although I have been working with it without a mask, I noticed that it is an irritant and would like to know if there is a mask suitable for this.
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys, I'm a first year backyard beekeeper - only 1 hive for financial reasons. I received my package in mid-June, so I started pretty late in the year and I'm just doing my first mite treatment for the Fall months with Apiguard. I placed an Apiguard container on top of my brood boxes...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    How effective can Apiguard be when majority of bees beard on the outside of the hive after putting it on? I understand the mode of control, with the bees carrying it through the hive, but how does it get rid of the phoretic mites on all the bees outside the hive?
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello from Idaho I'm a 4-yr. beek, and still don't feel like I know what I'm doing most of the time! Looking forward to learning from you experienced beeks!
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys - I've been trying not to treat my hives for Varroa mites but the majority of my hives should a significant increase this year and have way exceeding my threshold for treating. I'm going to use Apiguard. Do I have to add a "shim" or put an empty super on top of my brood boxes or can...
  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello! I'm a first time beekeeper in Portland, OR. Unfortunately my experience hasn't been the greatest, though I do really love my bees!! We discovered v. Mites 6 weeks ago (which, from my reading, is pretty rare to experience for the first season) and started using Apiguard (June 12) around...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hello bee keepers, in a few years hope to be able to call myself a bee keeper. Started two hives this year all seems well, one seems a little slower. Got one nuc I started late doubt it will make it. My question is, getting ready to treat with apiguard and know I have to take honey suppers off...
  9. Bee Forum
    Okay so I treated my bees with apiguard, but I didn't take off the winter stores. After reading a few posts I noticed it said to take off honey supers, Did I do wrong in not removing their winter stores? If I needed to remove their stores where was I supposed to put them at to keep out other...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi, I was wondering what your opinions on Hopguard and Apiguard are? I would also like to know why you like or do not like them. I do not want to use Apivar again for this treatment because I don't want the mites to get resistant. Nathan
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