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Offline AliciaH

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Red Ceder and Varroa
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:25:10 PM »
This question shouldn't be any surprise for anyone that's read my other post.... :-D

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

Thank you!
Alicia

Offline fish_stix

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Re: Red Ceder and Varroa
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 10:37:40 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?

Offline Ted n Ms

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Re: Red Ceder and Varroa
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 11:28:29 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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Offline AliciaH

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Re: Red Ceder and Varroa
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 11:12:57 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.

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Re: Red Ceder and Varroa
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 05:07:47 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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