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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 weekend, keen to see if its made any difference to the mites. I have heard the count isn't very accurate after Sugar Shaking, I suspect this high count is the bees still grooming themselves. Wow that's a lot of mites falling out of the hive. I am surprised that the sugar shaking is still having an effect five days later.

I will do another treatment this weekend.

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Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop.He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping.Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment.He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.
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