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Offline beehappy1950

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Sweet Annie for varroa
« on: April 30, 2021, 02:51:03 pm »
I just read that sweet annie ( a flower) is supposed to help keep down varroa because the mites dont like it when the bees bring it in in the fall. Just read it and thought I would ask someone that is better at killing bees than me. :shocked:

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Re: Sweet Annie for varroa
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 09:02:52 pm »
I have never heard that but it would be great if it did negatively affect the mites. If it did and you could get the bees to make sweet Ann honey, you could sell it to other beekeepers at a high price to control mites.
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Re: Sweet Annie for varroa
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 11:38:18 pm »
I just read that sweet annie ( a flower) is supposed to help keep down varroa because the mites dont like it when the bees bring it in in the fall. Just read it and thought I would ask someone that is better at killing bees than me. :shocked:

> I would ask someone that is better at killing bees than me. :shocked:

Haa haa that is funny!  :shocked: :cheesy: :wink:
Thanks for the smile!
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Re: Sweet Annie for varroa
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2021, 08:46:24 am »
Well, they won't catch malaria if they bring it in at any rate.
Fools argue; wise men discuss.
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Offline Brian MCquilkin

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Re: Sweet Annie for varroa
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 12:20:21 pm »
I just read that sweet annie ( a flower) is supposed to help keep down varroa because the mites dont like it when the bees bring it in in the fall. Just read it and thought I would ask someone that is better at killing bees than me. :shocked:
Im probably better at killing bees than you  :wink: but I don't have an answer for you. I'm going to do some research on this one.
Despite my efforts the bees are doing great