True BYH Addict
- Jul 2, 2016
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How do you treat for mites? I don't have bees or plan on getting bees anytime soon, but I'm jut curious.All of the above. They are fun, frustrating, time consuming, money consuming and a lot of work. But........then you taste that honey, and it's all worth it. (and I didn't even get bees for the honey)
They can be a lot of work, especially the first year because you are learning so much. Every time I open my hives, I learn something.
You have to stay on top of them in the peak nectar times, they can run out of room FAST! And then they will swarm on you. One of my hives swarmed this summer, and I was able to catch it, so now I have 3 hives. I really don't want any more than that right now.
Definitely treat for mites. I didn't my first year, and I lost them over the winter.