I'm a beginner at this. I acquired two hives in May, and my bees appear healthy and hearty. I did not harvest honey, but I am planning on it next season. I have a lot of questions, as I am just learning! I am in Massachusetts, and wondering what people in the area are using to medicate their bees. I purchased Apistan strips and terramycin patties, but have yet to apply them to my hives. I don't want to medicate them if I don't have to! What do you think? If I should, how and when do I apply?