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Powdered Sugar Shake – Counting Varroa Mites using icing sugar

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Powdered sugar shake – How to do a Powdered sugar shake to check the count of varroa mites living in your bee colony. A Step by step guide with thresholds. Continue reading

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Feeding and Final Sugar Shake

Honey 1 Sugar Shake Today was the day to do the final sugar shake of Honey 1. We purchased a coffee grinder from the local hardware store. This helped us produce our own icing sugar without the cornflour that is … Continue reading

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Sugar Shaking and Inspecting Bee Hives

Did two things in the bee garden today. Sugar shook the Honey 1 Hive for the fourth time. It was due to be done last weekend. But the weather was not good for opening bee hives (Raining). Honey 1 sugar … Continue reading

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Inspection of Honey 1 – The Queens Great Escape

Checked the weather forecast and it looked good until tomorrow, it has been predicated to rain tomorrow. Started the inspection at 2:30 PM. Started the inspection by taking off the roof, no sign of comb or Bees in the new … Continue reading

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Honey 1 – Second Sugar Shaking the hive II

Well it was a nice day in the hills of West Auckland, so it was time to do the second sugar shake treatment on Honey 1. I made it a bit easier this time, I sieved all the icing sugar … Continue reading

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Honey 1 Varroa Count

Tray placed 17 Feb 2011 18:00 (0 mites) Tray Checked 18 Feb 2011 18:00 (59 mites) =59/24 (Hours) = 2.46 per hour or 59/1 (Days) = 59.00 mites per day Checking the Mite count after the Sugar Shake over the … Continue reading

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A Question from Rocky

Question from our readers Rocky write:- Hi guys: Happy New Year!!! I’ve just placed a testing board for 24 hours, to know what’s going on in my hive. No surprises but a few varroa. 2 still kicking. 9 in total … Continue reading

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