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  1. Bee Forum
    Since we're in that mite danger zone I thought I'd offer a link to Randy Oliver's varroa monitoring page. He has an excel spreadsheet that allows you to add a certain amount of variation and model mite treatments. Math can get wonky but really like what he's getting at. Essential for new...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    So this year in mid-August I ended up getting sick and in the hospital for 2 weeks and missed my normal treatment window. I normally do my treatments as follows: Spring - Oxilic Acid - Completed August (MAQs) - NOT DONE Early November - Oxilic Acid - NA Am I too late to do the MAQs and then...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I live in south central Kansas and typically keep a few colonies of bees for honey production. After several seasons of heavy loss due to varroa, my partner and I decided to invest in a vaporizer to treat our colonies. My question is timing. I've read material by Randy Oliver and others, and...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I have 4 hives in Alabama. They are doing very well. Lots of larvae and capped brood in all. I will be treating with Apiguard trays this fall. Currently 3 of the hives have supers on that they are using for food since we are in a dearth. I know there are other beekeepers in Alabama on this...
  5. Commercial Beekeeping
    Worth Repeating I copied this from Joe Traynors may 2008 newsletter. Date of Mite Treatment Frames of bees in December* August 15 (17+Frames) September 15 (09 Frames) October 15 (2.5 Frames) *from August 2005, ABJ, p.631. Assume 2,000 bees per frame...
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