Friday, June 1, 2018

A NEW TWIST ON MITE CONTROL

Here is a new twist on mite control; refrigerating the hives to induce a brood break.  A 3 week brood break is needed to allow all brood and mites to emerge and then easily be treated.  Hmm? Couldn't caging the queen for 3 weeks accomplish the same thing?

https://news.wsu.edu/2018/04/23/refrigerating-honey-bees-fight-colony-collapse/

1 comment:

Gerard Schubert said...

Seems they aren't aware of formic acid.

So there's brood trying to make Fat Bees and suddenly it's winter with brood that needs about 95 degrees to develop properly. And just how inexpensive is it to refrigerate hives?