A question for Queen raisers

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Mummzie

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I had a very poor take on my last graft. There are several contributing factors but I would value comment on varroa treatment.
I was using a Cloake board. The hive had a very high varroa count (29/310) so Bayvarol was put in at the same time as setting up for the graft.
Is there evidence, or weight of opinion that the treatment will have caused such a poor take?
 

Alastair

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The almost 10% mite count would have had more effect than the bayvarol.

However what is more likely to have an effect than either of those is the time, season, and flow.
 
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Do you use those large black cell cups? Can’t remember the brand, but there was a big problem with the product in early spring becuse acceptance was so low and they got recalled. Maybe hou have the bad batch...
 


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