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drstitson 

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perhaps we should be ditching the "toxic" thymol and going for a new approach (presumably once laying reaches it's nadir in autumn): Octanoic (Caprylic) Acid.
Presume we'd all need to rely on Coconut oil for this as don't think there are that many lactating beeks willing to donate for the cause!!!!!

Naturwissenschaften. 2009 Feb;96(2):309-14. Epub 2008 Dec 3.
Octanoic acid confers to royal jelly varroa-repellent properties.
Nazzi F, Bortolomeazzi R, Della Vedova G, Del Piccolo F, Annoscia D, Milani N.
 

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It should stop the bees getting thrush :biggrinjester:
 

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