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  1. Diseases and Pests
    How do people rotate treatments from year to year? Some products contain similar chemicals so would you avoid two or more years of similar chemicals even if different products? Or do people try and change the chemicals used each year to try and slow mite resistance: example - using Apiguard one...
  2. 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...
  3. Welcome Forum
    I have noticed a lot more dead bees on the ground than ever. I am removing Apivar this week after 6 weeks of treatment. I have been feeding with syrup 2-1 radio and they have been taking it all alone. I have added up Hive Alive to my feeding and have followed the radio per liter correctly. So I...
  4. Bee Forum
    I am in the process of treating my hive with Apivar in preparation for winter. I need to remove the top flow box. I noticed that some frames have uncapped honey and I don't know what to do with them. I will harvest and filter the capped ones. ( I do it manually ). What do you suggest I do with...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Im planing treatment this year along with oxalic acid. What I sholud use?
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Hi - looking for people's thoughts. I started two deep nucs in early July with mated Queens. They are building up slowly and I'm feeding them constantly. Not a lot of bees in either but lots of brood in development. Really not enough bees to do a mite shake. In any event, I have Apivar strips...
  7. Bee Forum
    So I left my honey super on during an Apivar treatment last fall. I ended up leaving the super on for the bees as extra food since this is my first winter and wanting to give them the best chances of success. In any event, I'm wondering whether I can use those frames again for gathering honey...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    We had a cold snap here in NY about a week ago and I lost a lot of bees (couple of hundred). Hive still seems to be surviving since only a few days later on a day in the 50's, there were plenty of bees flying about. I haven't opened the hives this winter and have pretty much left them alone. On...
  9. Bee Forum
    First year BK with two hives, A has two deeps and med honey super still on and B is a 4x4x4 Nuc. Both seem to be doing really well this late in the season. Lots of bees out and about during these very mild NY December days. Any - the question - do people typically treat in the spring? I treated...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    I just ordered a 10 pack of Apivar strips for the fall mite treatment. I only need four strips for the one hive I have. I'm hoping unopened packets of strips will keep to next season. I can't find any info online about the shelf life of the strips. Does anyone know how long they keep? Thanks
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