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If bees are thymol treated for varroa in August, how soon after can supers be returned for any autumn flow and the honey not be tainted?

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Hmm. All my supers taken off before treatment, extracted and back for quick lick out- then stored. They are down to brood now to store for winter, except for a couple where I left one super which is tainted and is their winter food as they are big colonies.
Are you hoping for 2nd harvest???

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There is a flow on right now from HB.

A smaller colony that I'm trying to feed is almost ignoring the sugar water in favour of the flow.
 

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There is a flow on right now from HB.

A smaller colony that I'm trying to feed is almost ignoring the sugar water in favour of the flow.
And you are wanting to put supers on a small colony at this time of year?

Leave it to them to build up and then you might not be needing to feed them.

Remember winter feed/fondant is more of an emergency operation, winter feeding is not the norm.
 

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Who can tell. 2 years ago they were foraging on Christmas eve here. Certainly not a flow but the season hung on for ages. If you are urban, there may be a lot of steady foraging to come yet. There again..... So don't count on it.

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How soon after can supers be returned for any autumn flow and the honey not be tainted?

(The small colony is being fed (no super)).
 

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Not knowing which product you are actually using, can only suggest you read the relevant instructions! All the information will be there!

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All the NHS staff in our association wear latex gloves!
 

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I used to take gloves home by saying I was doing an oil change/changing printer ink ect and patients would not like to be cannulated by someone who has hands that look like they have just come from a shift at quickfit.
 

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I used to take gloves home by saying I was doing an oil change/changing printer ink ect and patients would not like to be cannulated by someone who has hands that look like they have just come from a shift at quickfit.
Oh don't.
Takes me back to when I was on traction and the "blood nurse" used to come every day and take a sample. Never could work out how the traction was affecting my blood?
 

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