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  1. Bee Forum
    I want to start using sticky boards this year, but I am a bit short on information. What do you use, and what would you consider a threshold 24 hour mite drop? I live in a 5b maritime type climate. I watched the University of Guelph videos, and they lard up a manilla file folder. They pull them...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    This year I will be trying out a screened bottom board for the first time. It came with a white corrugated sheet with a grid to aid in mite counts that slides in and out underneath the screened bottom board. Is this white corrugated sheet something that should be installed at all times or only...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    2nd year beekeeper. This year my focus was to keep my 2 hives alive through the winter up in the Seattle area after my 1 hive last year didn't make it, most likely because of Varoa. This summer I used drone trapping and Apilife-VAR strips for 3 weeks in August. I haven't been doing any mite...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    My mite count with a sugar roll was 17 per 300 bees before my recent treatment with 2 Mite Away Quick Strips. After treatment the count dropped to 8 per 300. That's below the 3 per 100 threshold I have been using as a guideline so that seemed fine. Well, I checked them today and had 19 mites per...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Tonight at my bee club I'm going to demo a powder sugar shake in a quart jar for a mite count. Meeting starts 6pm. How early in the day does anyone think I can harvest the bees for my demo. I'll give them some paper soaked in sugar water in the jar with it laying on it's side so they have some...
  6. Bee Forum
    I checked on a hive earlier today and I have a dead out. I can't complain really, my second in over four years, but sad nonetheless. I'm thinking died due to small cluster and a cold snap. I'm hoping you might be able to give some insight. Attaching pictures in case they might help. Here are...
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