- --- In beekeeping@y..., jleeper@q... wrote:
> I'm using Miteathol (sp?) vs. Apistan for the first time thisfall.
> What experience have people had?To measure the effectiveness of Mite-A-Thol requires lab work. The
trachea mites are microscopic. Varoa mites, on the other hand, can
be seen with the naked eye and are about the size of a period in
normal size text. I have gone to alternating every other year
between Apistan and Coumaphos (Bayer Strips). Some people apply
Apistan spring and fall. I am applying Apistan or Coumaphos in the
fall only. I am hoping this protocol will help minimize mite
resistance to the chemicals.
You need to use Mite-A-Thol in the fall AND either Apistan or
Coumaphos. I also apply syrup medicated with Fumidil B both spring
and fall and grease patties with Terramycin in the spring only.