A drone check indicated high levels in one hive 2 weeks ago, culled all drone brood, which was riddled with varroa. Honey removed, and apiguard put in last week end. The other colonies have low drop levels - one or two in 24 hours, even when provoked by icing sugar. They'll be treated later.
i have just got through the post some apiguard and an eke and mouse guard so i hope i`m all set but one thing i would like to ask quick without hijacking the thread is if i stay on brood and a half but have only just taken the Q,excluder off and theres not much stores in the half yet and no brood at all do i put apiguard on the very top or between just over brood box or should it be main brood box only when treating?
Have started my treatment yesterday with apilife var on 4 colonies and the rest on Apigard I must say that Apilife Var is rather expensive as you need 4 strips per hive at a cost of £12.42 for the 4 strips with thornes prices going at £3.13 per strip as per instructions on the packet.
Therefore will not bother with these again, so I bought a tub of Apiguard for £88.80 this will treat 30 hives at a cost per hive of £2.92 a huge difference when you consider one has to treat a lot of colonies.