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What is your MAIN choice for varroa treatment (you can select more than 1 answer)

  • Apiguard

    Votes: 25 53.2%
  • ApiLife-Var

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Apivar

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Apistan

    Votes: 6 12.8%
  • Bayvarol

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Drone Brood Removal

    Votes: 7 14.9%
  • Essential Oils

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Folbex VA

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Formic Acid

    Votes: 4 8.5%
  • Lactic Acid

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Happy Hive Salts (Copper Gluconate)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Icing Sugar

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • Oxalic Acid

    Votes: 28 59.6%
  • Thymol Crystals

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 10.6%

  • Total voters
    47

Somerford 

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Just set this Poll up......


Until I joined this forum, I had never heard so much about issues with the medication of hives - reactions to apiguard/home made thymol products, absconding queens, abrubt halting of brood laying, dead bees, etc etc with mixed volumes of varroa drop.

All this has got me thinking . . .

Is Thymol the best option around. Is it worth returning to Apistan / bayvarol for 1 season ? Is there another option ?

Any more ideas on how to treat ?


I guess what I am aiming at is a solution that doesn't affect the bee colony is really what we are searching for.

:confused::confused:
 
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Hivemaker. 

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Perhaps you need a bigger choice,like beevital,nassenhieder evaporator,Gabon pa 92,mitaway 2,Kramer plates,ect, perhaps the imformation is better not known.
 
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We could...but then we'd have to kill you.

As Hivemaker says, you could do with a few more selections, Exomite and a couple of other Amitraz (Apivar) based treatments spring to mind
 

Hivemaker. 

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And where's the fgmo fogger... and hiveclean and perizin....
 
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You b*gger Somerford,the hair's went up on the back of my neck with your last comment.

Its nice to see so many using OA treatment in the poll.

Come to think of it we are lucky mr Blair is not running the pole,god knows what results we would of got then.
 

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should have had 'No added treatments used', there are many that dont.
 

Somerford 

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You b*gger Somerford,the hair's went up on the back of my neck with your last comment.

Its nice to see so many using OA treatment in the poll.

Come to think of it we are lucky mr Blair is not running the pole,god knows what results we would of got then.
LOL - I was saying it tounge in cheek....I'd imagine he could say that, but I don't want to be political and I'll balance it by saying Maggie T could have said the same, or Neil Kinnock too.

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