an alternative Varroa Treatment.
outside Europe please visit our website http://www.members.shaw.ca/orioleln
Thymol caused a mite mortality rate
of more than 97% (Springer)
strips - the
easy Varroa treatment for beekeepers
many strips do I need?
a full treatment you need two strips per hive 3 weeks apart
advantage of Thymomite
As soon as Thymol is evaporated bees shred the strip and
strips - easy
to use - high efficacy - does not determine resistance - does not pollute -
Active Ingredient: 99.6%
pure Thymol Chemical Class: Essential
Method of Application: Thymol
has been applied to beehives using various methods, including powdered Thymol
and liquid Thymol.
Thymol impregnated strip designed
to be easy to apply, while at the same time providing a controlled release of
one strip Thymomite
half and place
top of the frames -right and left from the brood nest, replace
with a fresh one approx 3 weeks later if
necessary. Use a half strip as a treatment in a 4 frame
bottom boards should be closed while Thymomite is being applied.
Applications can be made in any season
(spring, summer, fall, winter) in which all applicable restrictions,
precautions and directions for use can be followed. Do not use when surplus
honey supers are in place.
be used in early spring or autumn after brood rearing has finished, but when temperatures
are above 15ºC
The volatility of Thymomite Do not use strips
at temperatures above 33ºC / 90ºF.
effect - daytime
/ 59º-68ºF, without falling below 12ºC
/ 54ºF for long periods.
is a skin irritant, although it is generally regarded as safe to use and apply.
Rubber gloves should be worn when handling Thymomite.
taste threshold residues (see MRL). MRL’s: In the EU, Thymol is a group
II non-toxic veterinary drug that does not require a MRL. Nevertheless, Thymol
does leave taste residues in honey and wax, although the residues do not persist
for long periods of time. Thymomite
is not recommended for application during the honey flow.
are no published reports of the resistance of Varroa to Thymol.
Please be aware before you obtain
or use the material you are assuming responsibility for
ascertaining the legality of it's contents in your geographic
The Thymol vapor kills the mites and doesn't
harm your bees. Outside temperatures should be at least 15º C / 59ºF.
treatment showed promise as a control agent against Varroa and
tracheal mites (HBTM) in a 1998 study conducted at the University of Guelph.
Thymol should not be used during honey flow.
is a relatively safe substance to handle with gloves (datasheet),
but is very pungent and therefore best kept out of the house.
Thymol crystals have recorded a very high effectiveness (86,7% a 99,9%, average
= 95,5%) while bees and brood showed a very good tolerability towards the
Thymol is not a
winter treatment and need warm
temperatures to be efficient.
For a very successful winter treatment visit
our Vaporizer pages.
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