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Author Topic: Treatment temps,food for thought  (Read 891 times)
Galactic Bee
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« on: April 22, 2012, 03:56:50 PM »

I had a thought cross my mind when reading some treatment posts like mite Away quick strips. There seems to be a ambient temperature above which not to use it.
At what temp is the hive maintained inside when outdoor temps are up? 

When these temps are exceeded,do the brood suffer and does brood rearing stop at too high of temps?

At what temp does it become too hot for brood survival?
Are any of these temps too high for mite reproduction?

I guess what I'm asking is,just because it is 93 outside,does that correlate to being too hot in the hive for mite away strips,or do they become ineffective at this temp?
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 04:01:31 PM »

I don't know about outside vs inside temps. However, in a presentation I watched recently there was a slide that mentioned using heat as an impractical method of killing mites.

104°F-110°F for 4 hours to kill mites.
114°F kills brood.

Galactic Bee
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 04:27:53 PM »

Hot hot does the Mitezapper get?   I know it kills mites and the drone brood.   But it is possible (they say) to kill just the mites and not the brood with it.   I just don't know about it.
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