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What are you planning to use for your varroa treatment? August is fast approaching.

1. Apiguard
2. Api Life Var (new but a bit more expensive)
3. Thymol in Autumn feed (as Hivemaker's recipe). Could this be additional to 1
or 2 above?
 

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Apiguard (because I have a load) plus a precautionary Fumidil B treatment for Nosema

Will follow with a Xmas present of 3.0% oxalic in 1:1 sugar solution @ 5ml per seem of bees
 

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Thymol on oasis like iv'e used for the past eight years,thymol in syrup........thats it...no oxalic acid.
 

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HM, how do you apply the oasis, and what strength?

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Thanks HM,that saved me going to search for it :cheers2:

I do the same but put the mixture on a folded tissue.

If anyone wants to buy Thymol crystals in a box then Wynne Jones is your man at Beesupplies[dot]co.uk over in Welsh Wales.

I think he was once a BBKA president ?
 
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The thymol treatments all say that honey filled supers should be off - is this just those that are to be spun or does it include those being left to supplement the winter feed?
 

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Just the ones that are going to be harvested.

If not then your honey will taste like listerine mouthwash(Its Thymol they use in it).
 

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Anyone tried the home-made apiguard recipe...the one with veg shortening, sugar and thymol? Or know the strength of the essential oils in the Apivar?
 

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