UBAG thanks PGE for their ongoing support in saving bees.
This mix works very well on my plants. Just be sure to spray when it’s cool and not super sunny.
Give it a try … add a comment below on how it worked for YOU.
Aug /early Sept are “deal with mites time”.
Ensure your hives survive winter.
When hives become droneless in August mites turn on your workers. You must have mite counts low before winter bees are reared in Sept / Oct. Period.
Some beeks don’t choose to test/treat. In urban settings, with many hives near each other, this often leads to heavily infested hives “mite bombing” healthy neighboring hives. These are emotional and financial downers.
Long-term, our mite solutions are to:
It being early Aug, to keep hives alive, here’s what you can do.
Step 1: Know how to spot mites.
Anytime you’re in or by your hives, look for evidence like:
Each are possible mite signs indicating past or current mite presence. Only testing will deliver real data.
Step 2: Sugar roll test.
* Topbar and Warre beeks: this may prove to be more difficult so treating without testing may be best.
Mites in cells are unaffected by treatments. Mite life cycles makes us:
Four organic treatments options (good to rotate):