|Oxalic Acid||Varroa||Solution Method: Trickle 5ml of solution (35g of Oxalic with 1L of 1:1 sugar water) directly onto each occupied bee with syringe.
Vaporizer Method: Following manufacturer’s instructions, place 1g powdered form into vaporizer and insert vaporizer into entrance of sealed hive. Apply heat until all Oxalic Acid has sublimated.
Spraying Package Bees: Spray Package with mixture of 35g Oxalic with 1L of 1:1 ratio sugar water.
|Most effective early Spring or late Fall when there is little to no Brood in the hive.
||Remove Honey Supers during treatment. Honey supers that come in contact with Oxalic during treatment cannot be harvested.|
|Api Life VAR||Varroa||Break one wafer into 4 pieces and place on the corners of the brood nest. Apply 3 times every 7-10 days||30 day treatment. Temperatures must be between 64-95º||Supers can be installed after treatment but cannot be harvested for 30 days.|
|MiteAway Quick Strip||Varroa||Apply two strips near the edges of the brood box.||7 days. Daytime temperatures must be 50-92 º||Treatment can be done with honey supers on the hive. Strips are compostible.|
||Hang one strip per every 5 frames of brood. Typically 2 strips per hive
||Anytime when the bees are able to move about the hive. Not suitable during honey flow.
||Supers can be installed 2 weeks after treatment.|
|Apistan||Varroa mites||Hang 2 strips in the brood nest for 45 days||Anytime when the bees are able to move about the hive. Not suitable during a honey flow.||Supers can be installed after treatment. There are pockets of resistance to the active ingredient, so make sure the treatment is working|
|Checkmite||Varroa and Small Hive Beetle|
For Varroa, hang 2 strips in the middle of the brood nest for 45 days.
For SHB, staple a half a strip to corrugated plastic and place it strip down on the back of the bottom board
|Anytime when the bees are able to move about the hive. Not suitable during a honey flow.||Supers cannot be installed for 2 weeks after treatment. Pockets of resistance. Unavailable due to EPA registration.|
|Fumagilin-B||Nosema||Mixed with sugar water and feed to the bees. Dosage is different for spring and fall. ||Cannot be feed during or right before honey flow.||Affective against N. apis and N. carenae|
|Terramycin||American Foulbrood||The top bars dusted following the outline of the brood nest 3 times on a 4-5 day interval.||Must be removed 6 weeks prior to honey flow.
||Pockets of resistance. Once you start using, it is best if you continue using on a regular basis. In 2013 the USDA implemented a plan to phase out medically important antibiotics in animals such as Terramycin.|
|Menthol||Tracheal mites||50 grams of menthol is applied over the brood nest for 28 days. ||Day time highs should be over 70 º||Supers cannot be added for 14 days after treatment|
|GardStar||Small Hive Beetle||Applied to the ground around the hive(s) in 16”-24” wide band||Summer treatment when SHB larva are leaving the hive to pupate.||Should be applied in the evening when bees are not flying.|