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Offline Billybee

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Varroa Mites. Not if but, when?
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:28:10 PM »
Are varroa mites something that is going to happen for sure in all hives at some point in the game?

Do some hives not get them?



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Offline Better.to.Bee.than.not

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Re: Varroa Mites. Not if but, when?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 11:10:07 PM »
all hives are not only going to get them but already have them probably. They are everywhere in the world except a few places really, and the US isn't one of them. best to learn about management early.

Offline BlueBee

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Re: Varroa Mites. Not if but, when?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 11:57:52 PM »
I agree with better, there is no escaping them.   :(

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: Varroa Mites. Not if but, when?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 12:32:34 AM »
The trick is to get bees that have the genetics to be able to remove the larva with mites from the cells and remove them from each other.
Jim
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Re: Varroa Mites. Not if but, when?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 09:42:35 AM »
>Are varroa mites something that is going to happen for sure in all hives at some point in the game?

They came with them...

>Do some hives not get them?

In North America (and most of the rest of the world), they all already have them.
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