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Researching a Thymol Treatment for Varroa Mites with Ashlee

 
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22 am    Post subject: Researching a Thymol Treatment for Varroa Mites with Ashlee Reply with quote



This week we bring you a great interview with Ashlee Robison who is a Senior Chemistry Major studying at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. She is doing research into the use of Thymol in controlling Varroa Mites.

Researching a Thymol Treatment for Varroa Mites

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • Why the existing methods of using Thymol are not efficient
  • What is the biggest parasite of the Honey Bees in North America
  • How do you attach a Thymol Molecule to a sugar Molecule.
  • How to feed Thymol to Bees
  • Nectar is a Glucose and Fructose Molecule connected together
  • Field trials are going to start next Spring in North America
  • Is it worth planting Thyme Plants near your Bee hives</li>


Have you ever used Thymol in your Beekeeping? Did it work for you?

Gary

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for a very interesting podcast. It would be a great treatment method is successful. I know some beekeepers add essential oils including thyme to the sugar feeds . The effect may be similar as the thyme is taken into the bees when feeding. Does anyone know of any quality research published on such "medicated feeding" ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
Thanks for a very interesting podcast. It would be a great treatment method is successful. I know some beekeepers add essential oils including thyme to the sugar feeds . The effect may be similar as the thyme is taken into the bees when feeding. Does anyone know of any quality research published on such "medicated feeding" ?
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No I don't but I know that the Fat Bee Man "Don" uses Essential oils quite a bit. Yes I wonder if anyone has done studies into them?

Thanks for the comment Ingo, we mentioned you on our latest podcast by the way Very Happy ....Gary
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