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Offline Bakersdozen

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New varroa mite management tool
« on: August 13, 2020, 09:57:08 am »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinanderton/2020/08/11/a-17-year-old-from-connecticut-is-saving-honey-bees/?fbclid=IwAR05BkWDuxv10GfHFzvqm3zqmYcJI_hiZHopYa9WbSTMQIEhpkxd8WNn8Hc#47295365
This is an interesting article.  It has been written about in Bee Culture Magazine (see the link in the original article to read Bee Culture's article) and Randy Oliver is going to run experiments on it.  So far it sounds hopeful.
She claims her device will knock the mite population down by 70%. 
 

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Re: New varroa mite management tool
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 10:24:16 am »
Cool!
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Re: New varroa mite management tool
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 01:07:14 pm »
I like this idea! Simple, can use it any time of year regardless of heat, also has a bit of robbing protection.
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Re: New varroa mite management tool
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2020, 05:59:39 pm »
Hopefully the mites don’t build up an immunity to it...
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