Apiguard is a gel with thymol, while the other two products are strips, saturated with this substance. ApiLifeVar is a blend of thymol with eucalyptol, mentol and camphor, while Apiguard and Thymovar rely on pure thymol. These differences are important for understanding which product to choose in different conditions.
Many of you are looking for tips to optimize the efficacy of your mite treatments, especially when facing a high mite load before treatment. Here you will learn a simple tip, validated by two field studies, allowing you to boost your Apivar treatment efficacy.
Autumn is a particular period for beekeepers. Several problems can occur during this season, from the mice invasions to cannibalism between honey bees, not mentioning absconding, starvation or even… chilled brood. Autumn can become a real cabinet of horrors if you don’t adopt a good strategy.
No need to introduce Apivar anymore! It is probably the most used registered miticide in the United States, and beekeepers have LOT of questions on specific cases or scenarios of use. As sometimes the label is not enough to answer all of them, Phil Craft, who addresses questions from North American beekeepers every day, has made a top ten of the most frequently asked questions that he usually receives.