I have heard some things about effects of thymol on the queen, such as making her stop laying for a few days. I'm curious if there are any concerns using it on a split that is raising their own queen? Would thymol hinder any of their queen rearing activities - making queen cups, after queen cups are capped, etc.?
My friend's hive this was split from had an alcohol wash count of 6 and hadn't yet been treated, so I want to treat ASAP, but will hold off if it will screw them up making their queen. Given that she will need time to hatch and start laying, there will be a short break in the brood cycle that should help with mites also.