A comparison of Varroa mite treatments is being undertaken this season.

5 hives are being treated with Apiguard, a temperature – dependant Thymol gel administered in two applications 14 days apart with the treatment removed after 28 days

7 hives are being treated with MAQS , a formic acid treatment administered in one dose and removed after 7 days.

1 Nuc is being treated with Oxalic Acid Vapour.

Hives 4, 10, 11, 12 and 16  received Apiguard Varroa treatment, administered by Neil Mariner.