Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mite-away Quick Strips

I put mite boards under the hives yesterday. Today I checked them out: 3 mites on the Ambrosium, 2 on the Benedictium, and 6 on the Josephium.

Time to treat! I put two strips of formic acid between the deeps on each of the hives. I took the feeder off of the Ambrosium and put an empty super on it per the recommended practice. Unfortunately, I see no need for the super for any honey stores.

The other two hives already had supers on them, but they hardly seemed full, or even drawn in the case of the Benedictium. Looks like no early August nectar flow for us.

Oh, did I forget to mention I saw pollen going into all three hives yesterday?

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