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Has anyone had success using smoke from cresote, junipers, tobbacco, etc. to treat for mites?
 

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You've tried it? Great! How did you do it. Just use the smoker normally or apply it to each frame. Did you give the mites time to drop? or stick the frame back in? Does it control the mites?
 

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I occasionally put thyme in the smoker when I check the bees. Just smoke as usual.
Then when I do my accelerated powdered sugar count, the number is always higher, then not putting thyme in the smoker.

I don't know if it could be used as a form of mite control, I just figure if a few more drop then normal its a good thing. Also I wouldn't want to over do it, as I don't know if too much would irritate the bees.
 

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I forgot to mention that some people have used grapefruit leaves, & others tobacco as experiments with some success.
 
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