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Offline Cindi

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Sticky board removal
« on: May 12, 2007, 01:46:27 AM »
It was 72 hours as of 11:30 A.M. today that I had put in the sticky boards on all 9 colonies for mite count.  Yes, mite counting.  The bee breeder told me when I got my nucs that I should monitor for mites.  He performed the fall treatment and spring, but I should check it out regardless.  So I did.

I removed the boards at 11:30 A.M. today, precisely.  The natural drop over 3 days will tell me the goods on if I need to treat or not.  I will ascertain tomorrow the method that I will apply.  We still have at least 45 days before the blackberry flow.  I am very uncertain if I find a mite count that needs attention which way I am going to swing.  I believe it is getting rather late for formic acid, so I am going to probably do the sugar shake.  I have researched this and I believe that it is the most beneficial this time of the year.  There is no worry about any kind of contamination within the colony of excess chemicals.

As I took out each board, I put a mark on it to distinguish each hive, should things get mixed up, one never knows how life goes, things can appear to be different than they really are (LOLL).  I did a very quick visual inspection of each board and I don't think that I saw any mites whatsover.  But, that was a quick examination and I do not trust it.  So, I will be peeking in on these boards tomorrow.  Have a wonderful day, great life, great health.  Cindi
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