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  2. techniques for the control of varroa most used in organic beekeeping in Italy are the block through the summer brood cages that allow the bees to stay in close contact with the queen, and after 24 days free the queen also running an acid treatment oxalic dripped, after another 4 days you check if the queen has been accepted and is a further treatment with oxalic acid dripped, normally the losses are in the order of 10% and you can have different replacement queens. some companies are trying, with discrete riisultati the removal of the entire brood, including larvae, and this brood is placed in large plastic bags where they pour a glass of formic acid 85%, after about two hours the frames are re-placed in the hive of origin, this is a technique that is spreading in cases of poor flowering or periods of heavy robing. if the work is done correctly the vapor of formic acid present in the brood can knock down Varroa above the bees when the frames are placed back in the hives, and the varroa inside the cells die, ... I must say that a lot of brood dies, but remember that most brood and mites and viruses. many have tried to remove the entire brood and do this with the nuclei, but the result and that due to the virus and Varroa losses are so high that it is not expedient THET work. about November or December when the brood is blocked course you choose to intervene in two ways, with a single treatment of oxalic acid dripped, or with three or four or more treatments (spaced from 4 to 8 days) treatment of oxalic acid sublimed (we use 3 varrox and we can do the treatment of 96 hives in 45 minutes ... with two people). sometimes it happens that the infestation of varroa and out of control as a result of re-infestation, especially in areas where there are many apiaries, in that case is removed throughout the brood and performed a treatment of oxalic acid. treatments with evaporators (Apilife, Apiguard ..) are not very common, since strongly influence the weather, and we often find if they work or not now when it is too late to fix it. Varroa in Italy seems to be changing his behavior, sometimes the speakers seem clean, but after a short time collapse. that's why we place great emphasis on the development of varroa control. the cost of these treatments and very high, not for the cost of materials, but for the hours of work necessary. but working in this way can produce propolis without residues (from 100 to 150 euro kg) beeswax residue-free, and organic honey.
  3. thanks for the information, I know that there are two companies that export the most important packages of bees, or read their websites, but I would like more direct information on the various stages of work. I'm interested to know how I made ​​the containers that are used (swarm box) to put the bees in packages before deploying them, I'm interested to know if, in addition to the frames of honey are placed also frames of brood rising, I'm interested to know what techniques are used to remove the bees from the hives and put them in containers (swarm box), I'm interested to know how many days the bees can stay in these containers (swarm box) before being shipped. I am interested to know the different stages of the preparation of sugar syrup with agar, sorry for all that you ask, but to write an article on the production of packages of bees in New Zealand without going and very complex, ... (even though most economic ....) Varroa in Italy. varroa and the main problem of beekeeping in Italy, also because the control techniques are becoming increasingly expensive (especially in work.). currently in Italy there are three ways to control varroa, illegal chemical, chemical and legal staff. I would like to have your permission before we can talk of chemistry and problems involving illegal in Italy. chemistry legal and composed of treatments with Apistan (fluvalinate) used in the same moment in which are inserted treatments based on thymol (apigard, apilifehttp :http://www.chemicalslaif.it/page/02_prod_dett.asp?gru=API&Cod_prod=01APV ) this way of working can give good results for two or three years, then we need to change. if the lockout period the natural hatching and long and can use apivar (amitraz) with success, placing the strips at the end of summer, and removing them when you run the winter treatment with oxalic acid dripped (1lt water, 1kg sugar , 100gr assalico acid, this solution 5cc for frame covered with bees), some leave the strips until January. the problem of apivar and which acts slowly, and if the quantity of varroa and important are lost, colonies that are too infested. however, and if the product does not create residues in wax and honey(I speak only of the official product, because other preparations amitraz must be mixed with a fat, wax and this pollutes the nest ..) france that more experience of Italy with this product is using it for over 10 years. I remember comunnque that in all cases a treatment is performed winter with oxalic acid. organic beekeeping. in organic beekeeping at this time is mainly used oxalic acid liquid or sublimate (http://www.eng-service.com/api 20caratt%%% 20sublim 20apfPLUS.htm) and techniques for termination of brood. currently there are two main techniques, the caging of the queen with different types of cages, or the complete removal of the frames containing brood (also open, leaving only the eggs.) you must excuse me, but I will continue later now I have to go to work (here is 8:00 am)
  4. hi. My name is giuseppe Caboni i'm a professional beekeeper. work in Sardinia (Cooperativa Apistica Mediterranea - Miele sardo, miele di Sardegna, Apicoltura biologica) and follow approximately 3000 hives in organic beekeeping for the production of honey, royal jelly, pollen, propolis and bee packages. are interested in learning the techniques of production of packages you have in new zealand, can you help me to know the details? if you have any question about production techniques or control of varroa in Italy just ask, but my English is very bad and and help me with the google translator
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