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KiwiMana
09-25-2014, 12:08 AM
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This week we bring you a great interview with Ashlee Robison who is a Senior Chemistry Major studying at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. She is doing research into the use of Thymol in controlling Varroa Mites.

Researching a Thymol Treatment for Varroa Mites (http://kiwimana.co.nz/researching-a-thymol-treatment-for-varroa-mites-with-ashlee-robison-km055)

Here’s What You’ll Learn


Why the existing methods of using Thymol are not efficient
What is the biggest parasite of the Honey Bees in North America
How do you attach a Thymol Molecule to a sugar Molecule.
How to feed Thymol to Bees
Nectar is a Glucose and Fructose Molecule connected together
Field trials are going to start next Spring in North America
Is it worth planting Thyme Plants near your Bee hives</li>


Have you ever used Thymol in your Beekeeping? Did it work for you?

Gary

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