This does not directly answer your question, but should give you some insight into residues in wax and honey:I'm wondering though, are these frames permanently contaminated or does the amitrasz dissipate after a year, 2 years? Is it ever acceptable to extract honey from these frames again?
I personally think it is safe (especially after reading post#7 by psm1212), but I could not find any regulations/recommendations that directly addresses your question. The closest I found is this instruction (https://www.mannlakeltd.com/media/wysiwyg/pdfs/Apivar_brochure_USA.pdf), written on page 6, ‘Remove Apivar strips 2 weeks before placing honey supers’. So I guess next year is good enough for frames subjected to Apivar.So you can use a frame subjected to Apivar the next year as a honey super, as long as the honey is removed?
I don't. Those are the first frames I use in splits the next year, so they are converted to brood frames. However, the Apivar FAQS information on residues would seem to suggest that you could use treated frames in subsequent seasons.So you can use a frame subjected to Apivar the next year as a honey super, as long as the honey is removed?
Yes, I usually process capped and partially capped frames in the same batch (after shaking thin nectar off from the latter), but your method is safer.I think what I may do is take all supers off. Process only capped supers and when that process is completed separately process the uncapped supers and if necessary place those 5 gallon buckets in a small room and dehumidify. After I remove all supers I will treat with Apivar and feed at the same time with 2/1 sugar syrup. At least that is what I think I will do. Does that seem reasonable?