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peteinwilts 

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Hi Guys

I have a small colony of bees that I am trying to make stronger before Winter.

Although I know the parent colony has varroa (and will be treating as soon as this wind goes away!), when is a good time to treat the smaller colony.

I understand Apiguard puts the queen off laying ?!?

Needless to say, the brood is very important to make the colony larger before winter, but I understand apiguard does not really work below 15 degree's C, so if I leave them too long, it will be too late to treat. (?)

Thoughts?
Cheers
Pete
 

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I understand Apiguard puts the queen off laying ?!?
I think its a case of Apiguard CAN put the queen off laying, that wasn't the case in one of my colonies, the other did stop laying but I suspect that was due to supercedure rather than the Apiguard
 

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I think its a case of Apiguard CAN put the queen off laying, that wasn't the case in one of my colonies, the other did stop laying but I suspect that was due to supercedure rather than the Apiguard

feed at same time, this may counter slower laying as she may pickup - this is what I am hoping for on some of my weaker nucs
 

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I have not found any of my queens going off lay, but as Jezd says a feed will keep her going - good tip.
Mike
 

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