thats basically the same thing (tho not quite). high varroa = high virus load.I had thought that the big losses in the Waikato last you are because of resistance and I think some of them probably were but I now wonder if it wasn't virus load.
I followed up my oa/gl strips with Bayvarol today.I have seen no robbing this season
I always wondered what that ivy was called, that makes sense. That Ivy at the local parks and peoples driveways is absolutely humming.
Holly Smoke!.... I extracted 8😂finally extraction is done for the season. some ~300,000 frames or so through my hands. tho finally tally still to come. a bit less this year due to poor spring.
tho murphy reared his head at the last minute. blew an air cylinder, hardest one to get to. no replacements in the country. a manufacture sent up some good 2nd hand ones. first two where faulty, third one lasted 2 days, 4th one leaks but is working. new replacement has come in so i'll swap that out.
clean up and gear break down tomorrow, then back to working on the machines again to get it all ready for next season.
to be fair i'm being a bit sneaky on the numbers, thats frames handled rather than extracted. most frames are handled twice (tho some 4 times which i didn't count). its somewhere around 150,000 frames extracted.Holly Smoke!.... I extracted 8😂