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A few weeks ago I bought some Apilife Var. It laid on my desk for a few days until I realised what the stink was and I moved it.

Today I had another look at it for usage intructions in relation to comments in another thread.

The AV was making my nose tingle a bit so no wonder the bees dont like the stuff....
I suffer from severe bouts of sinus .... but because of the sniffing caused by the AV I realised that my nasal passages were a bit clearer than they would normally be at that time of day..... due for a blow...

No doubt not the first person to realise this but,


Vicks vaporub contains four active ingredients, levomenthol, eucalyptus oil, turpentine oil and camphor.

So,, for a blocked nose, use Apilife Var, or give your bees some Vic Vapourrub.
 

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Do you know, that's how I describe the smell of it to people who don't know what it is. Also, when people could smell it at the event on the bee site this weekend, one guy said it was menthol :)
 
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1. Decongest Your Chest
The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.

2. On Your Tootsies
Applying Vicks to your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Within moments your cough will subside—in the morning you’ll wake up a new, hacking free woman.

3. Achy Breaky Muscles
Vicks relieves sore, overworked muscles. It increases circulation and provides almost instant aid. Use a generous portion and apply it all over the aching area. (Be sure to warn your bed-mate.)

4. Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus
Rub VapoRub on your toenails if you suspect you have a fungus. Within days, the nail will turn dark—this means the Vicks is killing the fungus. As your toenail grows out, the dark part will grow off and you will have fungus-free feet. Keep applying the ointment over a period of two weeks to fully cleanse nail beds of any remaining bacteria.

5. Stop Your Cat from Scratching
Cats are notorious for scratching every hard surface they get their claws on. To prevent Miss Kitty from ruining your doors, walls, and windows, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these areas. Cats detest the smell and will steer clear. Vicks can also be applied to your arms and legs if your kitty is prone to scratching you.

6. Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent
If your dog or cat is not yet potty trained, put an open bottle of Vicks on the area he or she likes to mark as their territory. The smell will discourage them from lifting their legs and wetting your rug.

7. Headaches Be Gone
Rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on your temples and forehead to help relieve headaches. The mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and instantly relieve pain.

8. Humidify Your Sleep
Vicks VapoRub can be used in special types of humidifiers and vaporizers. Ensure your humidifier has an aromatherapy compartment before using. The humidifier will circulate Vicks throughout the air and keep you breathing easy all night long.

9. Paper Cuts and Splinters
To prevent infection and speed up healing time, dab a small amount of Vicks on any small cut or splinter.

10. Ticks and Bugs
If you get bitten by a tick, apply Vicks immediately. The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you.

11. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers smother VapoRub under the nostrils of racehorses on race day. The strong stench deters the stallions from the alluring odor of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.

12. Go Away Mosquitoes
Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.
 
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So,, for a blocked nose, use Apilife Var, or give your bees some Vic Vapourrub.

Yeah, but will they hold still for you to rub it in??;)
 

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should be able to dribble Vcks between the seams of brood like VLG or oxlic.

Many of the volatile herb/plant essences have anti varroa activity - vary in effectiveness and level of risk to bees - many papers on subject some years back.

I use lavender and walnut in my smoker.

perhaps the bees could propolise the ALV to your nose/top lip to stop it falling off!

tincture of propolis probably good for a sore throat.
 

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perhaps the bees could propolise the ALV to your nose/top lip to stop it falling off!

tincture of propolis probably good for a sore throat.
propolised ALV ... and as a viable alternative to waxing that unwanted body hair! ;)
 

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1. Decongest Your Chest
The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.


12. Go Away Mosquitoes
Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.


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13. Scare away the opposite sex.
Rub Vick anywhere and you will immediately put off the opposite sex. So if you want to be left alone at night, rub anywhere with Vick..


(Mrs Madasafish says that's a great idea and has ordered two years' supply...)
 
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I dont know this chap but that assertion seems a bit harsh
Vic's Rub Club Member....
 

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