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Winter Varroa treatment

  • Sparky-74
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26 Nov 2020 12:30 #7 by Sparky-74
Winter Varroa treatment was created by Sparky-74

I just wondered
  • What is everyone's preferred winter Varroa treatment?

  • Also, how best to determine if one should treat, or that there is a requirement to treat?



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  • Joyce
30 Nov 2020 10:46 #8 by Joyce
Replied by Joyce on Question Winter Varroa treatment
Best to monitor natural mite drop over about a week in early December and treat if a standard full-size colony has more than about 2 mites dropping naturally day.
The BeeBase Varroa calculator or the Graph on P33 of .the NBU advisory leaflet 'Managing Varroa' from: www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167 may help decision making.
If I treat in winter I use Api-Bioxal

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