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Offline berniejr

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Varroa and amitraz
« on: December 16, 2010, 08:04:53 PM »
At one time, amitraz was "approved for the purpose" of controlling varroa mites. What was the recipe?  How was it applied?  Thanks

Offline rdy-b

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Re: Varroa and amitraz
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 09:50:31 PM »
  yes it was approved in the form of strips-just like the strips they are using in canada
  there was a law suit brought on from Bell Honey -and the manufacture pulled it from the market-the
section 18 ran out and was never reuped-after apistan (fluvalenate) and check mite (comaphos)
and even formic acid there is not much hope for anymore section 18-which is a shame because the treatments
available have many problems-amitraz would have been a better pick-it is now used off label for many years
but it also has surcome to a resistance problem for many keepers that have been using for many years
there are several recipes for amitraz that pertain to tactic-mixed with oils and used with shop towels or with
crisco and cardboard coasters much like the way thymole is applied are you planing to use Amitraz -or are you just curious
it is a tabbo subject -but in commercial circles it has keep many a beekeeper from closing there doors-if you are of hobby caliber i would suggest one of the soft treatments avalible-the one i am looking for is the new formic treatment -miteaway quick strips wich will kill varoa under the cap and can be used during honey flow-should be out soon RDY-B