I was told the bees dislike thymol. Is this correct or does it depend on the technique of applying? Are they going to be horrible to me while we treat?Well- the one strip is broken into 4 pieces and put onto the 4 corners of the brood box so no eke needed. Then this is repeated every 7 days till 4 strips are used- so you need to buy 2 packets, as 2 strips per packet. The course lasts a month hitting the whole brood cycle and extra!. Also supposed to control tracheal mite.