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Field Bee
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« on: August 04, 2011, 12:49:56 PM »

when doing the alcohol kill & bee vs mite ratio it's my understanding that it's best to use nursery workers. how accurate of a count do you suppose you would get by using the bees that are bearding at the entrance to the hive?
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 01:17:52 PM »

Mites are in the brood chamber so you wouldn't get a accurate from bearding bee's plus these bee's will fly when trying to measure out a scoop
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 06:32:24 PM »

do you have screen bottom board? if you do try this

1: place sticky board under screen bottom board (just a piece of white poster board paper with petroleum jelly or veg oil smeared on it

2: take hive top off and inner cover

3: if you have two brood chamber place window screen on top the take 1 cup of powder sugar pour it on to the screen

4: take bee brush and evenly spread it a cross the top

5: now do the same on the bottom

6: set hives back up

7: leave the sticky board there for 3 days

8: take sticky board of look to see how many you got on it

9: in the fall the max number of mites in 2 mediums is 30 and 40 in 2 deeps if you have more than that


hope there's 0 on that board good luck HAPPY BEEKEEPING bee
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