Re: Medication for winter and honey after medication
Fumagilan B is good insurance to mitigate Nosema over winter. Is Api Life for varroa? If so, only use if mites are a problem. May not need in a first year hive.
You will be killing a cycle or two of brood off if applied for 42 days and not real desireable for a first year hive.
Again treat for varroa, if needed in early spring, but again slows spring population build up if you're treating for 42 days.
Don't harvest frames of honey from supers/frames that were on/exposed to treatment. Typically, brood is contained in two deeps.
Harvest honey from supers you will need to add prior to nectar flow in your area. Would guess this is late May-early June for your area. You will typically be removing these supers come fall and prior to fall treatment.
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