This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

We are still talking mites

If the holiday got away from you and the mite treatment that was planned never happened. There is still nice weather right now for mite treatment.
Hopguard and Oxalic Acid would be the two choices to use right now. There should not be any brood in the colonies right now so mites would be very vulnerable riding around on the bees.
 This warm month of November has been great for the bees. The honey consumption should have been minimal. If this keeps up, beekeepers that wintered light colonies may be able to eek them into late winter. Then I see a feeder pail in their future.