Chemical Treatments

HoneyBeeKeeping.co.uk does not endorse or recommend using particular chemical treatments. Please ascertain that the treatment you give is licensed or approved in your relevant country.

There has been a lot of discussion to suggest that using chemical treatments is making the current bee population decrease worse. All natural ways like essential oil therapy should be exhausted before turning to a chemical option.

Any chemical used should be done so with great care and attention. Try to rotate the treatments given to bees to reduce the risk of resistance being imparted to the offending organism.

There are various ways of implementing chemical treatments i.e. The Bee Institute at Dol in the Czech Republic have produced two standardised methods of fumigation.

Dol strips can be used within the hive and as they smoulder they evaporate the active chemicals into a vapour that pervades the hive. They have also developed an atomiser pump that can be used to deliver the same materials as an ultra fine mist, via a flattened nozzle, direct into the hive entrance.

Chemicals:

Bayvarol – Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment
Manufactured By:- Bayer plc, Veterinary Business Group Eastern Way, Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk IP32 7AH Tel: 0284 763200

Apistan – Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment
Manufactured By:- Vita (Europe) Limited, Brook House, Alencon Link, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 7RD.

Wang’s ManPuLik Strips – Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment
Manufactured By:- Ziyang Bee Medicine Factory, Sichuan. No. 2 QiaTinZi, Ziyang, Sichuan, P.R. China Tel: +86-832-6222161 Fax: +86-28-5225216 +86-791-3702819

Taktivar – Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment
Manufactured By:- Bee Research Institute at Dol, 25266 Libcice n. Vlt. Czech Republic Tel 42 2 6857586 Fax 42 2 6857585 Email: beedol@alphanet.cz

Perizin – Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment and Diagnosis
Manufactured By:- Bayer plc, Veterinary Business Group Eastern Way, Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk IP32 7AH Tel: 0284 763200

Folbex VA – Control of Honey Bee Mites
Manufactured By:- Ciba-Geigy Agrochemicals, Whittlesford, Cambridge CB2 4QT. Tel: (0223) 833621

Gabon – Control of Honey Bee Mites
Manufactured By:- Bee Research Institute at Dol, 25266 Libcice n. Vlt. Czech Republic Tel 42 2 6857586 Fax 42 2 6857585 Email: beedol@alphanet.cz

Thymol Crystals – Antifungal or Anti Fermentation Agent and Varroa Mite/Varroasis Treatment
Manufactured By:- EH Thorne Ltd, Tel +44 (0)1673 858555, Fax +44 (0)1673 857004 Email: sales@thorne.co.uk

Cekafix – Varroatosis Control
Manufactured By:- Chemie Gmbh Bitterfield-Wolfen, Postfach 1139, 06733 Bitterfield. Phone: (03493) 72484 Fax: (03493) 72137

ApiGuard – Non-medicinal curative substance. For the well-being of the honeybee colony
Manufactured By:- Vita (Europe) Limited, Brook House, Alencon Link, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 7RD.

Fumidil ‘B’ – Nosema Disease Prevention
Distributed & Marketed By:- CEVA Ltd., 3 Rhodes Way, Watford, Herts

Chemical Saftey:

Use extreme care when handling and using any chemical substance. Always read the packaging/instructions and seek expert advice if unsure. Store in a safe, appropriate place.