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.
Due to the heating action the oxalic acid liquefies and vaporises. The oxalic acid vapour fills the hive and all the bees and surfaces are then covered with a thin layer of oxalic acid crystals.
These fine crystals are well tolerated by the bees, but have a deadly effect on the Varroa.
MELLONEX is used for the control of the young wax moth (Galleria mellonella). MELLONEX consists of granules which contain the active substance Bacillus thuringiensis var. aizawai. It is harmless for the bees.
Shortly after consumption of the treated combs, the wax moth larvae stops feeding and dies soon thereafter. Small larvae are more susceptible than bigger larvae, therefore, it is advisable to treat during early stages of infestations.
MELLONEX leaves no residues in honey and combs.
The taste of honey does not change.
It guaranties a safe, simple, highly efficient and bee friendly treatment with formic acid at a competitive price.
The FAM-Dispenser was developed by the Swiss Bee Research Centre Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux (at that time FAM Liebefeld).
It is proved for the application of acid formic to control the Varroa mite and is distinguished for its simple handling and its efficacy.
To trickle oxalic acid to control Varroa in beehives is widespread in Europe because it is characterized by low residue risks and by its simple application. OXUVAR has been developed in order to simplify the trickling method.