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monwysyn
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: ApiGard Reply with quote

I have two brood boxes on my hive and want to apply ApiGard end of the month
****Do I place the ApiGard on the top of the BOTTOM box?
****Is there room for the bees to take up the gel if I just put the second brood box on top? thanks i am in uk
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were to use it, I would put it on top of the second box assuming there is brood in it. An eke to give the bees room to access it easily is often used.

I don't know the answer to this but do they need treating? I haven't treated any of my hives for about seven or eight years now and I have fewer failures than the national average. Don't know about local average which would be more meaningful.
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