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Beekeeping Medications

Medications:

There are many different types of bee medication options and it can often be confusing which medication to use. The chart below provides basic information about the available medications and their uses. By no means are these directions on how to treat your bees, but rather just a guide to help you. Please read and follow the directions provided on the labels.

Medication Uses Application Treatment Period Notes
Api Life VAR

 

 

Varroa and

helps with

Tracheal mites

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

64-95°

Supers can be

installed after

treatment but cannot

be harvested for

30 days.

MiteAway II

 

Varroa and

Tracheal mites

Apply one pad over the

brood nest. Pad should be

on 1/2" sticks and shim

installed to elevate the

cover 1-1/2"

21 days. Day time

temperatures must

be 59-80°

Supers can be

installed after

treatment but cannot

be harvested for

14 days.

Apiguard Varroa

mites

Place one open gel

tray centrally on top

of frames. Apply 2

times every 14 days.

24 day treatment.

Temperatures

must be 60-105°

Do not use during

honey flow. Surplus

honey supers can be

installed

immediately.

Fumagilin

B

Nosema Mixed with sugar

water and feed to the

bees. Dosage is

different for spring

and fall.

Cannot be fed

during or right

before honey

flow.

Effective against

N. apis and N. carenae.

Tylan American

foulbrood

The top bars dusted

weekly for 3 weeks.

Spring or fall Treatment must be

completed 4 weeks

prior to honey flow.

Menthol Tracheal

mites

50 grams of menthol

is applied over the

brood nest for 28

days.

Day time highs

should be over 70°

Supers cannot be

added for 14 days

after treatment.

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