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Don Kuchenmeister demonstrates controlling mites in beehives with mineral oil and an insect fogger.
were do you get the fogger im in thew uk???
don, what type breed do you have, also, how do you control them without the risk of them intermingling????
Don, what exactly do you mean 4.0 bees?
what mites are you treating for and what type of bees do you breed?
i too want to know what bees he runs and why??
is this for varroa mites or trachea mites?
I’ve had bee’s since 1981, But I Have learned more from the “Fat Bee Man” than any book I have read. Keep up the good work Don…..
Thanks A bunch for all you videos, I am a new beekeeper in Washington and this has been a big help getting started.
can you continue to fog when you have Honey supers on top?
I will definitely be watching more of your videos! Thanks for the information. I may have to ride up and come see you sometime. I’m from Thomson, Ga. Thanks again!
Hello Fat Bee Guy, Should I start foggy my hives now in May? An how often should I fog. We lost a hive last year to the mites.
Thank you for your Bee Wisdom!
Hi – where can I buy a fogger and how much do they cost?
You mentioned the outdoor temperature (40 degrees) a few diffedrent times – is that a factor in the timing of the fogging? I know you also discussed the temperate of the fogger – that part I’m clear on.
Awesome!! …. thank you.
thanks so much !
Hello, my name is Sergei. I started beekeeping last year. I love your videos, but have some question and would like to correspond via email. My email address is sergeigura at gmail.com
How does the mineral oil work against the varroa, ? Does it affect the open brood, eggs,pupae or honey flavor? Have you had colony deaths for using that?
The steam/high temp will not harm the bees?
Could you use that same fogger with oxalic acid?
does this affect the honey in any way?
We have “Zombie” bees coming up here in WA State. Do you think this method will take care of the situation?
Can you do this all year long, or just when they cluster in cooler weather as your video demonstrates? Thank you for sharing your knowledge with others!
Thank you, Don. This video and your others have been of great help to me as I plan my first hive. I’ve learned a lot.
Don – great video. Which treatment do you find best? Mineral oil or oxalic acid?
Thanks again for the down-to-earth advise.
Can this be done during summer month??
I assume you are talking about the varroa mite. It’s great to see you are coming up with ideas to beat this terrible mite. We don’t have these in Australia at the moment and hopefully never will. But if we do get them it is reassuring to know that there is a way to combat them. Please put another video up if you find a better/easier way to kill the mite in future. thanks
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