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Monthly General Meeting
August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jason Morgan will be leading a presentation and discussion on mite mitigation miticides and treatment methods. When do you treat? How do you treat? Will you try to be as natural as possible, or will you use synthetic treatments like Apivar?
There's a variety of treatments available on the market that can get expensive, especially if you have many hives to treat. There are also options like formic and oxalic acids that are cheaper and less synthetic, but still un-natural. If you are the proactive type, you can use natural brood breaks and removal earlier in the season to knock mites back, but is this enough? What is the threshold of bees to mites ratios? How does one test to see if they have mite overloads?
There are many options and even more questions. Bring your questions and let's talk about them at the August SIBA meeting.