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Offline rgennaro

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sticky board count 0
« on: July 29, 2019, 06:24:10 am »
My established hive has had very low mite count on the sticky board for the whole season. This weekend I put a new sticky board and 36 hours later there was not a single mite on it. This hive was not treated last year. I will keep monitoring the sticky board but assuming things stay like this, do you think it's OK not to treat again?

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Re: sticky board count 0
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2019, 08:30:26 am »
I would suggest doing an alcohol or sugar shake to confirm your sticky board findings.
While sticky boards can give a good general overview, they are no where near as reliable as alcohol shakes.
. . . . just one mans opinion.

P.S. If your low mite counts ARE confirmed, CONGRATs !
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards .
-Vernon Sanders Law

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Re: sticky board count 0
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 02:49:29 pm »
If you do an alcohol wash, let us know your results. I?m hoping they are zero also.
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Re: sticky board count 0
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 10:24:43 pm »
I?ll try a sugar shake. I feel bad killing bees