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Author Topic: Sugar Shake went well but mad Bees  (Read 116 times)
labradorfarms
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« on: August 12, 2014, 06:43:09 PM »

I did a sugar shake to drop the mite levels until I get my hopguard 2 in the mail.

Man you talk about some made bee's!!!!!! I only got stung once through the pants though...
Bee's were solid white...

The next day I went out and cleaned my oil traps..... I noticed a few mites along with some Hive Beetles. I think the sugar dusting got the Bee's mad enough to chase them into the traps along with making the mites fall to..

All and All I think it went really well.....
Now, I just have to hurry up and wait for the Hop Guard 2 and hope it works as well. As I have been hearing..
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 08:55:21 AM »

What is your mite count. You said you only saw a few mites after a sugar treatment. You really do not want to treat just for the sake of treating.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 09:22:39 AM »

I am curious to know your mite count also.  And if you do use the Hopguard, how it works.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 07:51:33 PM »

Sorry it took me a bit to get back on here....
Well I tested using the natural drop method. In my biggest hive>>
The first day . I counted about 14 mites  . After 3 days I counted a total of  40 mites.
My weaker hive the count was almost double...
I started not to treat the stronger hive, but figured. I have enough HG2 to go around and treated both.

I applied the HopGuard II on 8-20-14. I didn't count the dead mites, but there were many...
The Bee's seem unaffected so far.
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