I just started Thymol Fogging this fall.... I'm going to give it a fair shot and see where I'm at in a year from now using this as the only tool in my mite treatment black bag. No fancy scientific study, just want to see if it will control the mites and allow my bees to thrive.
My mite counts were already relatively low when I started, and still are. But I'll be periodically monitoring the results over time to see if it will work for me, as it apparently has for others.
I'm wondering if there are any others who have recently decided to take the plunge. It would be very interesting to compare notes, ask questions of veteran foggers, and see what our results look like collectively.
I have one question now for someone with experience and success with Thymol fogging.
If your mites counts are very low, do you still continue fogging weekly as a preventive measure, or do you discontinue fogging until you notice the mite count beginning to increase and then resume the fogging regimen?
I'm curious if success is reliant on a disciplined methodical schedule or if it works as well in a short series of treatments when conditions warrant action.