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I am pulling off my last honey super for extraction and will be using 2 strips of Formic Pro to knock the mites down. Temps should be well within the treatment guidelines. I am planning on pulling the full super off and then replacing the box with empty comb so the bees can fill it with whatever fall flow we get around here (if they don't manage to fill it much then I will add some stored capped honey before the winter).

Formic Pro recommends waiting 24 hours after hive manipulations before treatment. I will not be removing/moving other frames or manipulating any other boxes or changing anything else around, just removing the super and then replacing it with an empty drawn box of frames either the same day or the next day. Should I still wait before putting the formic pro strips in? 24 hours or more/less?

Thanks for the help!
 

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I'd wait forever before I put that stuff in there again:) ran about 1/2 my queens off in tiny swarms, followed directions to the "T"
 

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I would not bother with waiting another 24 hours, I would get the job done.
 

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I just did Formic Pro a week ago and did the same thing-pull you harvest, put an empty super on. Th instruction say (see Formic Pro Website) to add a super to allow the bees to expand from the cluster during the first 3 days. The stuff works great and I highly recommend it. I say an immediate mite drop and while I apparently had some dead bees and larvae the first few day, 7 days out the girls are working strong on what appears to be a great start to our fall flow. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!

https://nodglobal.com/frequently-asked-questions-formic-pro/

https://nodglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Formic-Pro-FAQS-North-America.pdf
 
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