- Jan 18, 2021
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I'll refer you to this relatively recent discussion..... @Boston Bees is the sage one on this. That thread also shows that you need to choose carefully from whom you take advice:Thanks. I'm fairly resigned to losing this colony but have five other nucs over wintering that had the same treatments so was thinking a spring treatment would be useful for those. Sorry didn't make that clear .
Won't use apistan again lesson learned.
I removed supers off hives today to put apistan varroa strips in. There was plenty of stores in supers so I would have much preferred to leave them on for the bees. How am I supposed to treat for varroa and leave supers on for the bees. Very confusing?
The makers of the product do accept that there is a problem with resistance, but they also offer what sounds like constructive advice on how to manoevre around this:
Apistan® is probably the best and simplest defence against the varroa mite. Since the 1980s it has been the benchmark treatment and is now registered for use in more than 40 countries. It is very easy to apply – simply insert two strips in the brood box of a standard colony for six weeks at the […]