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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys, I'm a first year backyard beekeeper - only 1 hive for financial reasons. I received my package in mid-June, so I started pretty late in the year and I'm just doing my first mite treatment for the Fall months with Apiguard. I placed an Apiguard container on top of my brood boxes...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Possible Synergistic Effects of Thymol and Nicotine against Crithidia bombi Parasitism in Bumble Bees Floral nectar contains secondary compounds with antimicrobial properties that can affect not only plant-pollinator interactions, but also interactions between pollinators and their parasites...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Installed ApiLife thymol strips treatment for mites a week ago. During the inspection yesterday I noticied a bunch of mites dead on the top of the inner cover. I guess that's a good sign; a dead mite is always a good mite. Anyway, the strips that I put in we're all shredded by the bees. There's...
  4. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    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 Here’s What You’ll Learn Why the...
  5. Bee Forum
    Chemical analysis shows that honey bees (Apis mellifera) and hive products contain many pesticides derived from various sources. The most abundant pesticides are acaricides applied by beekeepers to control Varroa destructor. Beekeepers also apply antimicrobial drugs to control bacterial and...
  6. Bee Forum
    ...then why do these things kill brood, and not affect varroa in capped cells? After using oxalic vapor, one will often find brood at different stages of development is killed and disposed of outside. I have read that this can happen with some of the thymol products out there as well. And...
  7. Bee Forum
    Allan C. Waine's book "Background to Beekeeping" 1955, has the earliest reference to the use of thymol in syrup that I know of. He writes: "The recommended quantity of thymol is two-fifths of a grain per pound of sugar used. A convenient way of measuring this is to get from a chemist a 2%...
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