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varroa thread and treatment

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varroa thread and treatment

Season is over in half of the world (almost). So this treat us to tell the world what you do.

I start:

  1. I never tested for mites. My bees do have them.

  2. I treat by evaporating oxalic acid. Google: evaporate oxalic acid

A. Once after honey season B. After feeding them for winter 3 times, with 5 days in between. C. Around Xmas before the new year 3 times with 3 days in between.

  1. When I make a artificial swarm or catch one I immediately spraythem with a 3% oxalic solution.

I have about 3-5% loss a year to varroa.

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