Quick question please. I just got the mite away in and ready to treat the colony. Would I be able to put a pollen Patty in there with it? Thank you for your time and patience???
Kevin McCormick: Might be too hot the nexted few days to useMAQS in CT.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Thank you Kevin! We are near the ocean I’ll check local forecast again thank you very much again
Kevin McCormick: Just read the label instructions.It is always better to use formic when is not to hot.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Kevin McCormick perfect!!! Thank you again! Third colony to other collapses. Hopefully thirds a charm???
Margo Haire Blanchette: Before I treat would it be OK to put a pollen Patty in?
Anne Solari: You shouldn’t need a pollen patty this time of year. Are they bringing in pollen? There should be plenty of resources for them. Typically pollen patties are used in Jan/Feb/March.
Kevin McCormick: It is not advised to feed when treating.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Thank you Anne I just got my colony. I do have sugar syrup in there as of right now. We are in south eastern Connecticut and things are starting to bloom. But I do have a yard full of dandelions and they look beautiful! Thank you again Kevin!
Anne Solari: Sugar syrup is a great idea with a new colony!
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Mary Laura Fitzgerald: Directions say do not feed internally during the treatment.
Margo Haire Blanchette: I did read the fine print as I’m Texting this thank you very much!
Mary Laura Fitzgerald: And you want to use it below 82F for the first three days of treatment.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Mary Laura Fitzgerald yes!!! I read that also! Thank you so much for your time???
Savannah Vey: Mary Laura Fitzgerald, good luck with the temp thing here in Arkansas. In two weeks gone from freezing to 86. Crazy weather
Mary Laura Fitzgerald: Savannah Vey – we generally only use it in the fall as a last blast before winter. Too hot here in Maryland already.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Mary Laura Fitzgerald I have decided not to treat! I haven’t before so I will look at the fall! I did have hive Beatles last year . I have not seen any in the hive this morning. But… I’ve seen a hive beetle walking across my outdoor table any suggestions
Mary Laura Fitzgerald: Margo Haire Blanchette You need to test (not treat) for mites regularly. Winter bees are made in the late summer and early fall. It is too late to deal with a mite problem at that point. If you have a mite problem in the fall, you will likely lose y…See more
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Margo Haire Blanchette: Thank you again !!!! I love this group!
Nicole Iacopino: If it’s a brand new colony why would you re treating for mites?
Margo Haire Blanchette: Nicole Iacopino I’m not retreating. I wanted to treat for Mites.
Nicole Iacopino: Margo Haire Blanchette ….. but why? If it’s a new colony. How do you know they even have mites ?
Margo Haire Blanchette: I have many mentors. Every single one of them treat for Mites . May it be they have them or a preventative measure. I’ve had to colony collapse. Which I truly believe it was the cold and the dampness last November. I have never treated before so I w…See more
Nicole Iacopino: Margo Haire Blanchette but in order to treat for mites, you have to have mites….. and you do it mainly in the fall. Idk who your mentors are. But it’s silly just to throw shit in your hive if you don’t have mites.
Mary Laura Fitzgerald: Nicole Iacopino – fall is usually too late. By then the winter bees have already been made and will be compromised by a high mite population.
Nicole Iacopino: Mary Laura Fitzgerald false
Mary Laura Fitzgerald: Nicole Iacopino – what is false?
Mark Allen: No. They don’t want you to feed syrup with it either. The treatment period is very short anyhow. You are not going to have brood rearing during treatment regardless.
Margo Haire Blanchette: Thank you!!