July 8, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NC Farm Bureau Insurance Office, Downstairs [ map ]
This meeting will be an overview of some of the existing mite treatments and discussion about which treatments work best under different conditions. Some of the treatments covered will include:
Treatments that can kill varroa in the cells:
- Formic acid
- Thermal solutions like the “Mighty Mite Killer” product from the Bee Hive Thermal Industries.
Treatments that kill varroa on the bees and generally require multiple treatments:
- Various methods of using Oxalic Acid
- Treatments that primarily use thymol oil as the active ingredient like Apiguard or Api Life Var
All natural treatments using essential oils (recipes will be available for those interested).
A more comprehensive overview of commercial mite treatments available may be found at the Honey Bee Health Coalition: https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/HBHC-Guide_Varroa_Interactive_7thEdition_June2018.pdf