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Offline Ben Framed

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Apivar Strips
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:38:28 pm »
Can you, more experienced beekeepers, tell me the advantages and disadvantages of apivar strips as compared to other August treatments? All views appreciated. 
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Offline TheHoneyPump

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Apivar Strips
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 12:00:53 pm »
#1 advantage. Set and forget. Easy for anyone and everyone to use. No regimen.
#1 disadvantage.  None.
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Offline Troutdog

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Re: Apivar Strips
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 12:32:12 pm »
Apivar is most effective treatment providing you didn't get your bees from pollinators surplus which have higher resistance.
Use for at least 8 weeks up to 10 weeks.
Move strips around every 2 3 weeks.
Use a nail to hang them straight on comb.

I was part of a test last year and we evaluated all treatments and without a doubt oxalic and apical were the best in all considerations.

We found treating in spring is of utmost importance.
Waiting till August is not advised.

Do not go light on strips.
Its basically a 12 dollar treatment. But you will have bees in April if you don't starve em.

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Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Apivar Strips
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 04:59:06 pm »
Thanks men....  :happy:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Apivar Strips
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 08:22:59 pm »
#1 advantage. Set and forget. Easy for anyone and everyone to use. No regimen.
#1 disadvantage.  None.


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For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.