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I'm going to treat my hives with formic acid this September after I harvest the honey. It's going to be the first time I do this and I plan on using the small mite wipe pads which hold 35ml of acid. This treatment requires 5 or 6 applications 4 days apart... temperature permitting. So pretty much all of September. But this is also the time I feed 2:1 syrup using individual feeders. So my question... can I feed while the acid is on? Will they even take the feed? If I wait until October to feed the temperature is usually too cold for them to process the syrup.

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Last fall I put the mite away II spacer and then a hive top feeder over that. Bees took the feed and based on mite drop the formic did its job too. Perhaps climbing over the pad to get to the feed helped distribute the chemical?
 
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