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Offline tjc1

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A Mite-free hive
« on: September 21, 2013, 02:43:05 PM »
Our school hive from a package this spring has shown zero signs of mites all summer. I would have thought this next to impossible. This same hive swarmed in June, and I caught the swarm and brought it home to tend it. By the end of the summer, this swarm nuc had a few mites (as does my other hive of two years). I combined the swarm with its mother hive a couple of weeks back as neither seemed strong enough to winter over, and now this recombined hive has dropped a few mites...too bad, but interesting that at one site they somehow managed to avoid them.

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Re: A Mite-free hive
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 09:49:14 PM »
What method were you using to test for mites?


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Re: A Mite-free hive
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 11:25:22 PM »
I use the same on all the hives - an oiled sticky board under a SBB.