>Could you post some average costs you incur for your basic maintenance of pest control for your bees based on a per hive cost.
Mice. I use upper entrances so I spend nothing controling mice. I used to buy mouse guards or use 1/4" hardware cloth for mouse guards.
Tracheal mites. I do nothing and spend nothing. If I had a problem I'd get tracheal mite resistant queens.
Varroa mites. I use natural drawn comb which SAVES me a lot of money because I don't buy foundation or wire or embedders...
AFB. I have done nothing since 1976. It works well for me since I've also never had AFB.
SHB. Don't have any.
EFB. Never had any.
Chaulbrood. A little now and then that usually goes away by itself. I try to move any hive with it into full sun. If it doesn't clear up, I requeen. I raise my own queens, so that costs me nothing.
Wax moths. I don't see these as a bee pest, but they do destroy stored combs. I use Certan. Once you treat all your drawn combs those are usually not a problem anymore. You just have to treat new combs. I've bought two bottles of this:http://www.beeworks.com/uscatalog/details/certan.asp
which is now 15.30, so total I've spent $30.60 on wax moths in 32 years of beekeeping. I think I saved a lot more than that with natural comb. :)
Skunks. The top entrances took care of that problem.
Opposums. The top entrances took care of that problem.
Bears. Don't have any around here.
Nosema. I've never treated for it.
Parafoulbrood. Never had it. Never done anything to prevent it.
Sacbrood. Never had it. Never done anything to prevent it.
So, all total, in a typical year, I spend nothing on it.