Re: Acaricide, Fungicide and Drug Interactions in Honey Bees
1. I'm not aware that any of the treatments intended for use in the hive have any warning or label instructions against using them alongside other treatments...in short, these interactions between beekeeper treatments occur when being used properly, according to the label.
Originally Posted by Kieck
2. "Tau-fluvalinate interacted with most other compounds tested, including all 5 acaricides, 8 of 9 fungicides or a fungicide combination, and 2 of 3 antimicrobial compounds."
....the fungicides are not in the hive because the beekeeper put them there, or used them. Interactions with fungicides come from using one thing, and having environmental exposure to others.
3. There is no advise offered to beekeepers not to use mite treatments and antibiotics at the same time...again, these effects occur when all the treatments are being used properly.
The perils of benefactors; The blessings of parasites; Blindness blindness and sight -Joni Mitchell 'Shadows and Light'