Monday, April 21, 2014

Mite Away Quick Strips

This morning Dad and I put in Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) for mite control.  We placed two strips in each bottom brood box and put the hive back together.  We took the entrance reducer out per the instructions.  It will be interesting to see the mite drop in a week.

The boxes were bursting with bees!  It was a welcome sight to see, especially after a suspected swarm moving out recently.  I was pretty downhearted after that swarm got away, but today restored my optimism for a good honey year.  Hopefully next week we'll get honey supers on and stop feeding the bees and start getting the good stuff.

Sorry I didn't get any pictures.  I'll try to not be in such a hurry next week when we take the strips off.

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