Varroa numbers begin to grow in south Florida in February. Monitor closely. Are you ready for the Feb citrus bloom? Talk with your growers!
1) Feed colonies if light (colonies can starve!) – also supply pollen supplements if necessary.
2) Nosema can be a significant colony problem this time of year. You can treat colonies for Nosema disease using Fumigillin. Colonies may need as much as 4 gallons of medicated syrup to control Nosema ceranae.
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