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peteinwilts 

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Hi Guys

I read the Deformed Wing Virus thread last night.

I inspected one of my hives a short while ago and noticed the workers were throwing drones out of the hive.

I picked up a couple of drones from the grass and had a good look. The wings did not look crumpled, but they were different lengths and looked as if they had been clipped and I spotted a varroa mite on one of the drones.

Imediately DWV sprung to mind and I removed the drone comb.

However, whilst driving back in the car I was thinking how low the food stocks were and thinking about driving back with some syrup to help them along when I thought the Drones may not have DWV, but the wings are torn due to the workers ejecting the drones BECAUSE there is not enough stores.

conceivable?

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I would give them a 1:1 feed with some Thymol added.

That would be 2 birds with one stone,hunger + Verroa.
 

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I would give them a 1:1 feed with some Thymol added.

That would be 2 birds with one stone,hunger + Verroa.
I've never read anything published that shows feeding thymol syrup gets shot of varroa
 

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if thymol is an option... how much do i use?
I make up:

30g of Thymol in 150ml of Surgical spirit.

I then mix 1ml of solution per 2.5 litres.

Others may have a different mix ?
 

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Admin, probably been asked a million times before but where do you source your Thymol?
 

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I purchased mine in bulk but Thornes sell them at £5 for 100g or about £19 for 500g
 

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MBC for you.......lots more links to research on eo's but have will put more on for you later.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publications.htm?seq_no_115=230111

And a very old one..............
http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/varroa2.htm
Thanks Hivemaker
Still no evidence feeding syrup with thymol gets shot of varroa effectively but I'm open minded and will give it a go - the paper on thymol vs. fumadil to prevent nosema problems was convincing so its probably a good idea to feed thymolated syrup in the autumn anyway, where can I get lechitin?
 

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where can I get lechitin?

Health food shops, cookery shops, about 2 1/2 million hits on google, so must either be an outlet near you or mail order.

Regards, RAB
 

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There is a company on Fleabay that do lecithin at a good price,I have used them before.

Username: doctors_vitamins
 

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I got my Lecethin off of Amazon. About £4 a tin if i remember correctly.

Darren.
 

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