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Battling varroa mites

Discussion in 'Bee Pests, Diseases, Predators, Robbing' started by Robbin, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Jan 2, 2019
    babsbag

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    Any bee keeping supply house will have it. Mann Lake, and Dadant are two that come to my mind easily.
     
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    Cmclean

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    Ok, thank you. We are new to this and expect our package of bees to arrive in the spring. (One hive) from what I am reading should we proactively treat for mites at the beginning when we first introduce our bees to their new hive?
     
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    I have horrible luck with my bees but I don't check on them enough and they often swarm. Yes, treat for mites proactively. There are ways to do mite counts to make sure that the treatments are working but I just don't have the time to do them. (I own a new goat dairy). Do a lot of reading and research, bees can be a steep learning curve.
     
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    Thank you for the advice!