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Author Topic: A Mite-free hive  (Read 337 times)
tjc1
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« on: September 21, 2013, 01:43:05 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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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 08:49:14 PM »

What method were you using to test for mites?


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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 10:25:22 PM »

I use the same on all the hives - an oiled sticky board under a SBB.
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