Re: amitraz approved for S.D.
And here is another angle to consider:
Commercial beekeepers have relied heavily on Taktic over the last several years with no measurable resistance problems in most areas.
Some consider Taktic to be the life line for commercial bees in many years.
Now, we are going to make amitraz available to every Tom Dick and Harry to place in their backyard hives or even commercial hives and forget about.
How long will total resistance take to wipe out amitraz in the wrong hands.
One thing that has saved amitraz from resistance problems is the deliver systems most folks use that is in and out. This new product is for 56 days?!!!
I'm not so sure this is good news in the big picture, over the long haul.
I strive to do my work to the best of my ability every day out of gratefullness.