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Offline bobdurivage

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Varroa in top bar
« on: May 02, 2018, 10:54:15 pm »
How do you treat for varroa in a top bar hive? 
Where do you put the strips?

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Re: Varroa in top bar
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:48:23 am »
I recommend that you don?t. Even in a Langstroth hive they are very ineffective. I tried sever time to get them to work. I switched to Screen Bottom Board with an oil tray. They are extremely effective.
I recommend looking at the Small Hive Beetle Grease.
https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=51173.msg452542#msg452542

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Re: Varroa in top bar
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 02:07:35 am »
Welcome  :happy:

Since I don't treat for mites, I can't help with your question.



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The question is about mites not SHB's.

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Re: Varroa in top bar
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 12:47:43 pm »
Oops, you are right. I think the time stamp may have something to do with it.  :oops:
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Re: Varroa in top bar
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 12:57:19 pm »
With a Top Bar Hive there's a choice: you could either pull bars one at a time and dribble Oxalic Acid over the combs - spraying the solution might be easier with Top Bars - or dosing the hive with Vapourised Oxalic Acid.  I use the latter method - usually once a year when broodless during the winter.  This year I'm multi-dosing - but only because I've got a new toy to play with. :smile:
Vapourising is far less disruptive than dribbling.
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