I've found it is extremely effective and easy to use. Just hang two strips per box in the brood area.what made you decide on apivar and do you like it? Thanks for reply
in the North East it's not a case of them not treating, they don't treat on the same schedule as stationary beeks, ie most commercial beeks in this area treat after they leave this area, for instance when they get to Florida. The pull their hives out in NOV., if the weather is warm, they leave their work force of bees hanging in the trees, forcing the rest of us to retreat all of our hives.Why? Do you assume that those who derive their livelihood and sustenance from beekeeping do not take care of their bees?
don't forget to give them pollen substitute or they won't raise the winter beesI’m planning to OAV here with supers on once more, then pull honey (earlier than ever) and treat with apivar. As hot and dry as it has been here I’d be crazy to act like this is a normal year and stick to my normal schedule. Then I’m going to feed like crazy so they’ll raise winter bees at all.