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Offline David LaFerney

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How long do Varroa ride on adult bees?
« on: November 14, 2009, 05:58:48 PM »
Anyone know how long it is between a fertile female varroa emerging from capped brood until she returns to capped brood to lay eggs?  I'm sure that it's a range, but the answer is important in timing follow up treatments of oxalic acid vapor. 
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Re: How long do Varroa ride on adult bees?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 06:08:27 PM »
One of the USDA web sites says a few days to more than 1 month with 7 day being typical.

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Re: How long do Varroa ride on adult bees?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 11:19:09 AM »
Do you have a link?
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