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I'm going to the Florida on this date for 2 wks :party:
I have not yet started to fed for the winter or treat ( i'm going Hivemakers route with thymol) for varroa. I take it leaving it to i come back is too late and there for will have to do this before i go.
Remember i live on the Island and it is normally milder here :)
Do you think i could do this in mid Sept or is that pushing things a bit?

Thanks for any help
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Get it all done before you go away Sept will be fine. Dont do mine sometimes till middle of October due to balsam flow.
 

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Thanks veg
Do you think middle of sept will be ok or start earlier ?
 

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You should be ok.
People tend to go on about the outside temperature for using apiguard but it confuses me as the inside temp of a hive is supposed to be more or less constant so what differnce would it make?
 
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With a bit of luck someone will let us know why the outside temp matters. I guess it is so the apiguard will vaporise better.
 

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Feeding on your return may be too late. Likely won't, but can you take the chance - no you can't!

Insulation, particularly over the colony, is good for thymol treatments - nights can start to get chilly and the medication is outside the broodnest.

Regards, RAB
 

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To be on the safe side WB, I could take your place in Florida while you carefully tend your bees.
You probably won`t enjoy it anyway it`s all just swamps and crocodiles :coolgleamA:
 

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To be on the safe side WB, I could take your place in Florida while you carefully tend your bees.
You probably won`t enjoy it anyway it`s all just swamps and crocodiles :coolgleamA:
Alligators Darren, alligators.
 

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Thats very kind of you Darren.
But i have to go my partner said so. :D
I might look up a bee shop over there and see if theres any bargins to be had.
The suitcase weight is good as its 48kg per person, well my 3 little ones are going and theres no way they will need that much each :D

thanks for the info :cheers2:
 
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