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Offline rober

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Apiguard 2nd dose-how critical?
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:47:45 am »
since I treated so late & the queens are slowing down would treating with O.A. several times do as well as the 2nd dose of Apiguard??

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Re: Apiguard 2nd dose-how critical?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 10:59:02 am »
Yes.   OAV kills 90-95% of phoretic mites (thymol treatments kill at a lower percentage).  However, alternating treatments is sound practice in my view.  :)
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Re: Apiguard 2nd dose-how critical?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 02:40:02 pm »
Yes! Last fall I didn't get all of my 3 treatments done in time before the weather got too cold. So what I did was, I kept checking my sticky boards in my main hives all winter long, about every 4 weeks. If I saw even one mite, all my hives and nucs got one good treatment. By spring, my bees were clean as a whistle. They were happy and healthy and ready for the flow.
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