Re: Formic flash treatment question
I have been playing around with formic this year and that is contrary to what I have been reading or working with. The Formic fumes are heavy and will go down, putting it on the bottom would ‘pool’ it all there.
Here is the study that I have been working off of for what it is worth, I have hit them one time and took sugar roll samples before and 10 days after. The formic was not placed on unless I had greater than 10 mites in a sample and I only recorded mites on one hive (2 mites) in the follow up but that was because I had a screen bottom board and the tape fell off. For reference I only did 10 hives, (9 Doubles, 1 single deep). I would think 3 times would be pretty harsh.
Here is West Virginia’s honey bee page:
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