Best way to control Varroa mites

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Here is a link to an article about a study done in England in which varorized oxalic acid was determined to be the most effective method for controlling Varroa mites in honeybee colonies:

Here is a quote from the article:

“It is almost too good to be true that sublimation, the best method for killing Varroa with oxalic acid, also has no harmful effects on the bees, and is the quickest to apply. 

President's Letter October 2015

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Hello to All,

Well, things are finally winding down.  A few remaining supers to be extracted, final feedings, medications to be removed and mouse guards to be placed.  Maybe some repair work to be addressed and then to settle in to read over the winter.  And one last club meeting to look forward to before the end of the year.

As usual, we will be meeting on the third Thursday of the month, November 19 at the Good Zoo, starting at 7:00 pm.  Not to worry, Thanksgiving is the following Thursday.  Thanksgiving??  Already??  Yesterday was Labor Day wasn’t it??


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Hello to All,

As was promised to us, the weather has warmed, the flowers are in full bloom, and the bees are prospering.  These are busy times for both the bees and the keepers.  Packages and nucs have been received and many of us are experiencing beekeeping for the first time.  In part overwhelming, and in part a true pleasure.

Beekeeping Facebook Pages

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There are some very active Beekeeing groups on Facebook now. These groups are an invaluable source of information for both the novice and the experienced beekeeper.

One group is Backyard Beekeeping and has over 9,000 members from all over the world. Here you can ask just about anything as long as it's bee-related, and you can expect to get mutiple answers. Here is a typical post:



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