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  1. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Suppose you are making queens. You have bad hives that you want to treat for varroa (with an artificial brood break) and requeen. You want to breed from and not treat your good hives. How do you do this? The goal for bad hives Apply the treatment. requeen My simplified definition of a brood...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hi Everyone, the winter is almost over, and I’m wondering how to get ahead of varroa mites this year. The question is, what solution to use this time? I’ve been doing my research, and found a few treatments. I understand that they use different chemicals in various increments, but all claim that...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I have two top bar hives. What I was considering the stronger of the two has enough honey stores and some open brood (eggs and larva) but a bad case of mites. The weaker one has little honey stores closed brood and no visible signs of disease or mites. At this point what is my best option...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Dear all, Have you tried the "Varomor" vaporizer for treating against varroa? I have seen some YouTube videos (unfortunately all in German) and find it a good choice against the ProVap 110. I do not have access to electricity in my apiaries and do not know how wise would it be to depend on car...
  5. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
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  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. 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//...
  8. 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...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Does anyone do August OAV treatments (assuming sublimation) with a brood break for 21 days to maximize it effectiveness?
  10. Diseases and Pests
    At a regional meeting the local bee inspector put out that there is proof oxalic acid will significantly reduce the life of bees so his recommendation was to limit treatments. I can find no proof that treatment causes significant reduction of bee population. Is there any accredited studies that...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    First time keeper - top bar hive. I just returned from two months away and checked my hive - I spotted a few bees with shriveled wings and visible mites. Other than that everything looks ok to my first time keeper eyes. It's been unseasonably warm (high 50s to 70) but still cool enough that I...
  14. Bee Forum
    So after getting some bogus advice from a bee instructor, I ended up under treating my package hive for mites in early August. This was a prophylactic treatment just to be on the safe side. Now after realizing that I under treated (one out of three weeks thymol treatment) and after spotting some...
  15. Diseases and Pests
    I did not get Apivar in late summer or over the winter and now it is warming up. Is it too late to put in something like Apiguard? I would like to treat for a bit before I put honey supers on. It was in the mid 70s today...
  16. 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...
  17. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    This week we bring you a great interview with Ashlee Robison who is a Senior Chemistry Major studying at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. She is doing research into the use of Thymol in controlling Varroa Mites. Researching a Thymol Treatment for Varroa Mites Here’s What You’ll Learn Why the...
  18. 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...
  19. Bee Forum
    So my husband came up with an oxalic acid vaporizer that takes 30 seconds per hive. It works every time and does not have the heating up and cooling off time lapse like the others. He currently has made and sold 12 units. We will be working on a patent so I would prefer to not post a picture...
  20. Diseases and Pests
    Who has experience with Api Life VAR in the heat of summer (90 degree temps and dry) and what were your results and opinions? Thanks for the input.
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