I am not concerned about time right now as I have only a few hives. I don't like the idea of treating with chemicals such as apistan, checkmite etc.
I use SSB's and would like to know what treatment is the most efective and the least stressful for the bees, succrocide, oxalic fumes or drone brood foundation? I am also open to any other ideas. To date I haven't treated with anything but I find myself buying bees every spring now and that is getting old.