Re: Info on Amitraz products
Guys that I know who use taktic mix equal parts Taktic and cooking oil. Not that I am recommending its use.
NYS did, for a few years, a study of chemicals in honey, taken from the bulk tanks of willing participants. Mostly commercial beekeepers, but some noncoms too. The levels of fluvalinat and chumophous were extremely below the ppb tolerances. I found this to be very interesting, especially in one case in which I know that Apistan strips are left in the hives all year around.
What is going on? Are these pesticides not migrating into the honey as much as previously reported or suspected? Orare they breaking down into some other, as yet undetected, unlooked for, chemical.
Lots of times tests are chemical specific, not wide. The report doesn't give an accounting of all of the different kinds of chemicals in the honey. That could be pretty expensive.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen