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Swanson One and Api Life Var

This hive was showing signs of a high varroa mite count; it was on solid bottom board so we couldn’t do a drop count. But the inspection of drone brood indicated lots of mites and bees were spotted with deformed wing virus. The decision was made to treat the hive a few weeks back. Continue reading

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Honey 1 – Inspection “Can organic Beekeeping work in this hive?”

Removed the roof and noticed some dampness at some of the corners of the roof, will need to investigate this further. I inspected both brood boxes and it is evident that the hive is rather infested with Varroa Mites. I … Continue reading

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All Hives Varroa Count

Mokoroa Varroa Count Tray placed 20 Mar 2011 18:45 (0 mites) Tray Checked 23 Mar 2011 18:45 (5 mites) =5/72 (Hours) = 0.07 per hour or 5/3 (Days) = 1.67 mites per day Still a very low count, this is … 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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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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Honey 1 Varroa Count

Quick Varroa Count to see if we need to treat. Tray placed 31 Dec 2010 14:30 (0 mites) Tray Checked 1 Jan 2011 14:30 (3 mites) =3/24 (Hours) = 0.125 per hour Did notice some moths got stuck on the … Continue reading

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Honey 1 Varroa Count

Quick Varroa Count to see if we need to treat. Tray placed 4 Dec 2010 08:15 (0 mites) Tray Checked 5 Dec 2010 08:15 (8 mites) =8/24 (Hours) = 0.33 per hour Yahoo , Very low we think removing the … Continue reading

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Honey 1 Varroa Count

We are due to remove the Apistan strings on 27 November 2010, so time for a quick Varroa Count. Tray placed 7 Nov 2010 17:15 (0 mites) Tray Checked 8 Nov 2010 17:15 (105 mites) =105/24 (Hours) = 4.3 per … Continue reading

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Varroa Count from Goldie

We checked the bottom board and we discovered seven Varroa mites in Goldie, which is a very low count for this time of year but we must keep an eye on these little mites. We also need to work out … Continue reading

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