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AliciaH
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« on: March 23, 2011, 06:25:10 PM »

This question shouldn't be any surprise for anyone that's read my other post.... grin

Does anyone out there have any experience using red ceder and noticing it's effects on varroa?

Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 09:37:40 PM »

It makes varroa mites smell like red cedar.  evil  Seriously though, if it had any effect on varroa don't you think all beehives would be made of cedar?
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 10:28:29 PM »

I use all red cedar hive body's, tops, bottoms and supers. It has no effect on varroa or shb.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 10:12:57 AM »

It makes varroa mites smell like red cedar.  evil 

 lau  And good they will smell, too!  I almost wanted to crawl into that hive myself!

Seriously though, if it had any effect on varroa don't you think all beehives would be made of cedar?

Yes, I would think that.  I guess I was hoping it was more of a cost issue.

I use all red cedar hive body's, tops, bottoms and supers. It has no effect on varroa or shb.

I hate bad news, even when it's not a surprise.  I'm going to go get another cup of coffee......
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 04:07:47 PM »

>Does anyone out there have any experience using red ceder

Yes.

>and noticing it's effects on varroa?

No effect.  None on wax moths either....
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