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  1. Commercial Beekeeping
    Wondering if I could get some data to back up these products. I have purchased the Hot Air Vaporizer by Lega and didn't do any research prior to buying it. After I got it I was disappointed in the quality and haven't put it to use just yet. Sounds like the Vaporizer by Lega is inconsistent...
  2. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hi, This is my first year bee keeping. In mid-August my colony had 43 varroa mites via the sugar role test. I did a MAQS treatment on Aug. 11th. Two weeks later the count was back to 4. Now, six weeks later the count is at 10. Currently there are 14 frames of brood and 10 frames of honey. I...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Hi everyone. I was wondering if you did fogging varroa mites like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crv868VZHU What are the pros and cons of this type of treatment? Any suggestions?
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I was looking into the Oxalic treatment line dribble vs. sublimation and trying to figure what would be more beneficial for me in the long run. Pro's and con's with both methods, really wishing there was a third option when: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-015-0405-7 Yes, I...
  5. 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...
  6. Commercial Beekeeping
    If you use the VMVaporizer, we released a new step-by-step video on how to use it. If you have comments/suggestions, PM me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY3f8BzLw-k Thank you, Edward
  7. Diseases and Pests
    Hi all, I did a hive inspection this morning and I pulled off some comb (it got crushed when I removed the frame because it stuck out too much) that had a lot of capped drone brood when I opened it around 40% to 60% of the drone larva had mites on them. I have not seen mites on any of the others...
  8. 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...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    I checked my hive the other day, and some of the new comb that they've made has a bad pattern. Varroa mites or is it something else?
  10. Diseases and Pests
    1st year beek here. From what I have read, it seems like all bees are affected by the varroa mite. I looked at my bees very closely and could not spot any. Is this possible or am i not looking closely enough? Thanks
  11. Diseases and Pests
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D55dUQ6kIWA The video for today's episode show how and why I apply Mite Away II strips to control Varroa mites in Honey Bee Hive B. Varroa mites are the number one honey bee killer on earth. This is the first of a three part series that will document the placing of...
  12. Diseases and Pests
    I have 2 hives and this is my 2nd year beekeeping. This year I decided to try sugardusting the bees for varroa treatment for 6 weeks. Today would have been my final day to treat. When I opened the weaker of the two hives I saw a good number of partially developed bees- white pupae - in the cells...
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