Varro[quote=“Martydallas, post:6, topic:6605”]
what are you treating for
Prevents the haemolymph-sucking, disease-spreading boogers from gaining a strong foothold in the hive. This process will be repeated every 5-7 days 2 more times. It will be done again in the fall.
3 (that I saw) seemed to have cooked
Too many to count - mite strips, liquid applications, sugar rolls, etc.
Not unique at all.
I’ll check to see what the mite drop is later today to determine whether an additional treatment is needed.
Here is a very thorough study on the topic and treatment methods.
"Our conclusions are simple. The sublimation method is the best in all respects. It results in Varroa mortality that is as high as the trickling and spraying methods, but at lower oxalic acid doses. It gives the highest colony survival four months later, in Spring, and results in colonies with significantly more brood than untreated control colonies or colonies treated by trickling or spraying.
Based on these results we recommend that beekeepers do not use the trickling or spraying methods. In particular, the spraying method harms colonies and results in significantly lower colony survival over the next four months compared to sublimation. A bonus of the sublimation method is that the hive does not need to be opened for application, and it is generally the quickest method, taking about three minutes per hive. Most of the time is taken waiting for all the oxalic acid to sublimate, which takes a few minutes for 2.25g."