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North Yard Workshop Date Rescheduled

Please note: Due to weather concerns the April 21 Workshop at the Northern Yard
has been tentatively rescheduled to Sunday, April 22 from 12 noon to 2pm.

Watch this space, our Twitter feed or the calendar for updates.

Jennifer Zollner writes:

Despite seeming very strong in early October, the bees in my hive had visible Varroa mites. I treated them with (can't remember name). Now I have a supply of HopGuard. When should I treat hives with it. I'm assuming mid-November is too late for this year, but am not sure. Thx!

I don't really know much about Hopguard. I think you're saying that you treated in October, after discovering a mite load in your bees. Did the treatment decrease the mite count? Did you test? I would want to know the mite level in your colonies before I recommended any further treatment.

Maybe someone else can answer your question about a November treatment.

Seems to me, the best time would be when the colony was in a brood-less condition.

- Mike