VIT – Verim İnşaat Turizm Ltd.

Thymovar®
for Organic Beekeeping

Organic War against Varroa

Thymovar® is formulated on cellulose wafers, each containing 15g of thymol. On release, thymol vapour concentrations build up in the treated beehive.

The concentrations do not harm the bees but are highly toxic to Varroa mites. The treatment with THYMOVAR is very simple, time saving and efficient.

Dosage and application

Place the THYMOVAR-wafers on the upper frames for 3-4 weeks after the last honey harvest. Follow up with a second treatment for another 3-4 weeks. Depending on the hive system twice 1 - 2 wafers are needed.

Hive Type 1st treatment 2nd treatment
Multiple-storey (1 box) 1 1
Multiple-storey (2 boxes) 2 2
Dadant 1 1/2 1 1/2
Swiss hive (warm way) 1 1
Nucleus 1/2 1/2
Remark: Wafers can be cut by a pair of scissors.

 

Treatment

First application early, at the beginning of August (directly after the last honey harvest)

Second application right afterwards or at least till Mid-September

THYMOVAR shows best results at day temperatures between 20-25°C. It should not used at maximum day temperatures higher than 30°C. To avoid robbery, all colonies in the same bee yard should be treated with THYMOVAR® at the same time.

Residues in Honey and Wax

The thymol taste threshold in honey is between 1.1 and 1.6 mg per kg flower honey. This limit could only be exceeded if THYMOVAR® is applied during the nectar flow.

Remarks

THYMOVAR shows best results at day temperatures between 20-25°C. It should not used at maximum day temperatures higher than 30°C.

THYMOVAR® - Demonstration video

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