Does freezing kill mites?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
Last fall I lost my hives to mites. The hives sat outside all winter and froze. Will the freezing kill all the mites?
-- Dave Cartwright (email@example.com), April 08, 2002
yes,, actually,, its a practice now,, to "lure" the mites into a frame of drones,, and then, when its mostly capped cells,, to remove it, and put it into the freezer for 2 days. You dont say where you are,,,but it should b enough,,especially, since the mites life cycle, depends on the bees
-- Stan (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2002.
Also, the mites can only live a matter of a few days without a host bee. If the bees were dead all winter then so are the mites. Les
-- Les Vaughn (email@example.com), April 08, 2002.