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flimbin 

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Hi,

I have jut done a check on my 3 hives and over 3 days get drops of 2 per day on No 1 hive , 0 per day on no. 2 and 1 per day on no. 3. That suggests to me that there is no point in treating with Apiguard. However, I am a newcomer to beekeeping and the club I belong to recommend treating with Apiguard any way. What do other people think? If you treat whatever the drop, why bother doing it? How about continue feeding them now , but treat with oxalic acid in December?
 

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I believe that Thymol is an amazing product that deals with loads of problems not just Veroa.

I give it without doing any kind of mite drop count.
 

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flimbin,

That is why one does a regular varroah-drop count. One result may be a bit abnormal, but several results should demonstrate an overall trend.

No varroah would mean a waste of a treatment, whether it is apiguard or oxalic acid. Treatments are not without some risk in one way or another.

Regards, RAB
 

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