Re: Apivar - Dosage Questions
You can trear with Apivar anytime that honey supers you intend to harvest are not present. The treatment lasts for 6-8 weeks and you need an additional two weeks before adding supers. Apivar does not affect the queen or laying. Dosage is dependant on frames of brood, 1 strip for every five frames and they need to be at least three frames apart . Since the strips are designed for deeps, you need to adjust dosage and placement for use with mediums or cut them to size. The nurse bees tending brood need to touch them to be effective, unlike Formic Pro, MAQS, or the thymol based products which fumigate the hive.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.