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Honey Bee Parasites

Adding ether-based aerosal to jar

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Then add a one- or two-second squirt of an ether-based aerosol starter fluid (the type used to start cars in cold weather).The ether will kill the bees and cause the mites to fall off the adult bees. Shake the jar of bees hard for 15-20 seconds. Then turn the jar on it's side and gently roll.