Resources

The following videos are highly recommended. Randy Oliver maintains a large apiary in Grass Valley, CA. His climate and conditions are similar to ours, unlike many other videos and resources on the web from beekeepers back east or in Canada. He does good science - he uses controls, data analysis, etc.

Methods

Calendar

Treatments that are OK to apply with honey supers are highlighted green.

Spring
March  46 - 66 Apivar, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads
April  49 - 71 Apivar, Apiguard, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Pads
May 52 - 77 Apivar, Apiguard, Hopguard, OA Pads
Summer
June 56 - 83  Apivar, Apiguard, Hopguard, OA Pads
July 58 - 88 Apivar, Apiguard, Hopguard, OA Pads
August 58 - 87 Apivar, Apiguard, Hopguard, OA Pads
Fall
September 56 - 84 Apivar, Apiguard, Hopguard, OA Pads
October 53 - 76 Apivar, Apiguard, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads
November 46 - 65 Apivar, Apiguard, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads
Winter
December 42 - 58 Apivar, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads
January 42 - 59 Apivar, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads
February 44 - 62 Apivar, Formic Pro, Hopguard, OA Dribble, OA Pads

Notes

  • Average temperatures are from here.
  • The above table is approximate, based on typical monthly temperatures and conditions. Please check the weather report, especially before using Formic Pro.
  • The Oxalic Acid Dribble can be used when honey supers are present, but it must NOT be used in the supers - it should be applied to the brood boxes only.

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