IPM board and mite count

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DuaneB
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IPM board and mite count

Post by DuaneB » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:10 am

How do you use an IPM board with grids? Is is a total count over the whole board we are looking for? Or less than a certain number per square?

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Jacobs
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Re: IPM board and mite count

Post by Jacobs » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:00 pm

https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/managing-v ... e-colonies

This publication describes mite management, including use of the sticky board. I suspect current thresholds are lower than these numbers. The drawback of the sticky board is trying to figure out a reasonable approximation of the number of bees in the hive. If you wind up with a very large drop, it will at least alert you to the problem. I would probably leave it in for 72 hours and divide by 3 to get a 24 hour drop.

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