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  1. 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.
  2. Bee Forum
    Pardon me, I'm new to this. Do materials like Thymol Crystals, Lemon Grass and other essential oils still represent effective solutions for bee keepers?
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Two questions: 1. When do you treat, and how do you know when to treat? 2. How do you treat for mites (some product [hopguard, checkmite, etc.], drone frame removal, fogging, etc.), and does it do the job?
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I just did a sugar shake(3/4 cup a bees in a jar with some sugar) and came out with 18 varroa mites. Yes I know it should have been 1/2 cup but I had to scoop twice with my 1/2 cup scooper and both times there was a little more than half the container of bees. It was my first time and was more...
  5. Bee Forum
    I'm using the sugar shake method to identify and quantify my Varroa Mite levels. Does anyone know at what levels we should begin treatment? Also, I'm assuming if you know this you'd got some good links, references, etc. I'd appreciate it if you could share as well. Thanks in advance for your...
  6. Bee Forum
    What is the best treatment for varroa mid summer? I started with a package in the spring and didn't treat them. We now have varroa and DWV, even after a recent break in the brood cycle. Temps easily go into the 90s every day, eliminating a lot of our options. I also need something that will...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    I have a minimal infestation of wax moths here in Vermont. I mean minimal, caught it just as it was getting started. Not used to them this far North in any great numbers but we have had very warm summer. All my outdoor hives (6) are very healthy and active but in two of them the moths...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    I started treating my hives with Apigaurd -- had weather above sixty for the first two week part of the treatment -- now it is too cool for the treatment. I waited too long to treat. Any suggestions? Should I do a whole different treatment? What treatment do you suggest for this time of year...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    What would make up a good, but basic, first aid kit for bees? Things that would be good to have on hand in case some of the more common maladies/pests strike your hives? I'm curious about both chemical and natural remedies (I'd rather have natural ones, but...). If I was to put together...
  10. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    And by extension, "treatment free", it's kinda hard to define a negative. We've had plenty of time to debate the definition, and instead of going through and copying them all down and being shot up for missing one, I'm asking you to submit definitions. There is no discussion necessary, there...
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