Country Rubes' Farm
Home Page 1
The Beetle Baffle
Weatherproofing with Paraffin & Tree Rosin
More Combo Pictures
Nevada County Beekeepers
NEVADA CO. BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
Membership Sign Up
INFORMATION AND PICTURES
Khalil Hamdan Articles
Dewey Caron on PS
Pictures - Misc
Mites- Sticky Board Pictu
In The News
HONEY, EGGS & PRODUCE
USING THE COMBO SBB
Using Powdered Sugar
Powdered Sugar Time Line
Powdered Sugar Shake
Randy Oliver's Method
Modifying Sticky Board
Drone Brood Manipulation
ORDERS, QUESTIONS & STUFF
How To Order
Go directly to our order and equipment information page. SEARCH BOX
The Powdered Sugar Movie - A work in progress.
This is a film from last summer of dusting a hive with powdered sugar.
We are going to keep adding new film and updating it when we get a chance.
The first time you dust your hive, you will hear a very angry sound from your bees. And they will fly out at you.
After a few times, you will notice the bees are not angry anymore, you will hear a more curious buzz and the bees will ignore you.
Our neighbor, who we got into beekeeping a few years ago, called me after she caught a swarm, telling me she knew they were not our bees, because they were real upset when she dusted them.
Measuring 2 cups powdered sugar per hive (2 brood boxes).
Make sure the powdered sugar is dry.
Sift carefully to keep the sugar inside the supers.
Use the entire two cups over the brood boxes.
Bees flying in are instantly covered with sugar.
Gently brush the sugar between the frames.
Bees become coated with powdered sugar.
*Multi-Function Combo Board Makes Varroa Mite Control A Breeze