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tincan
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« on: May 02, 2013, 06:46:37 PM »

do mite strips work and how do you use them
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »

You lay them on top of the frames and they basically fumigate the hive.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 07:12:36 PM »

The real question is what are you talking about?  What kind of strips?  They are not all created equal.
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 07:23:01 PM »

what are the differences and what are best I know nothing about them  thanks
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 09:13:00 PM »

If you are going to use a mite strip, use something with formic acid. Stay away from the ones laced with camaphous(CheckMite Plus). for two reasons, 1 ) mites have grown resistant to these  2) The packaging says if absorbed through the skin it can cause damage to the nervous system( yours not the bees).
On top of that it stays residually in the hive.
 Some of the formic acid types can be applied with the honey supers on as the rersidual dissipates and formic acid naturally occurs in the hive. Just not at the levels the strips provide.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 09:56:51 PM »

do mite strips work and how do you use them

formic acid
- out temp min +17C and max 25C
-  several treatment during 3 week brood cycle
- formif acid peels your scin ...not with bare hands

- used after honey season and harvesting
- swarm treatment too

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 10:11:31 AM »

do mite strips work and how do you use them


Here's a good reading assignment to answer your question.  A 20 question quiz will follow. Smiley

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/
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