Natural treatment ANTI-VARROA, FOULBROOD ANTI-ANTI-nosema, a mixture of the following essential oils: Geranium essential oil, lavender essential oil, essential oil of clove, vetiver essential oil, essential oil of eucalyptus radiata.
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natural treatment with essential oils ANTI-VARROA, FOULBROOD ANTI-ANTI-nosema
Next studying Ludovic LABESTE, PharmD
The formula of the mixture during the spring, summer or fall is as follows:
- essential oil of geranium (pelargonium graveolens), 4 ml or 80 drops
- essential oil of lavender (Lavandula officinalis), 4 ml or 80 drops
- essential oil of clove (Eugenia caryophylata), 4 ml or 80 drops
- essential oil of Vetiver (vetiveria zizanioides), 1 ml or 20 drops
- Eucalyptus radiata essential oil qs 250 ml.
Natural anti-parasitic properties for bees
Eucalyptus contains an active monoterpene, eucalyptol in large quantities, lavender also contains an active monoterpene, linalool in large quantities, and some eucalyptol, cloves contains eugenol in large quantities and linalool in small quantities, geranium contains geraniol in large quantities, and vetiver contains vétivénone and active vétivénol. All other additives contained in the essential oils also increase or potentiate the effects of monoterpenes assets on parasites and some bacteria (by increasing their penetration in pathogens) that if used alone, with a caustic additive effect and very irritating to the keratin varroa.
The essential oil of vetiver is used purely physical stimulating referred to bees and as part of immune stimulation for the disease resistant.
This mixture can be used only in spring, summer or fall.
Council anti varroa use
The hives were treated with the same months every year (April, June, August, October) with three treatments during these months, spaced a week, 7 hours of contact, using a wand wood (10 cm long and 7 mm thick); these were impregnated with essential oils after soaking 2 to 3 cm along the wand, then drip onto the mixture and then the remainder of the stick.
A rod is inserted through the entrance of the hive, leaving a small length at the exit so as to recover for the next treatment; wood has the ability to absorb essential oils in surface disseminate slowly until total exhaustion of the distribution. After 7 hours of contact, even if the oils have cast on the set of the hive, they are still treated on the plateau and on the wand; pretty strong smell persists over 3 days at the wand and one day on the set of the hive (as bees ventilate).
natural anti varroa dosage for bees
Assays are four drops per hive with a classic drop-account and 2 drops per hive which is deposited closer to the main entrance of the hive or hive, or to file on paper Canson has introduced to the inside the hive through the main entrance if the board of the hive is plastic, because essential oils are incompatible with the plastic. Then the mixture is allowed broadcast and we do nothing else, the treatment is finished for the day and for the week. The advantage of this technique is that there is no need to open the roof of the hives, so no sudden cooling in the hive if the conditions are met in the "VERY IMPORTANT".
Use caution VERY IMPORTANT
Never deal with cold wind, or during rain, always treat good weather or partially covered. In winter, never treat below 6 ° C and still await the beginning of the afternoon. But never in the late afternoon as temperatures drop quickly in the early evening. The bees ventilate to alleviate the smell of essential oils that spread very quickly and imbibe in the hive, the bees also gene as the weather is cold or wet, because bees fear the brutal humidity or brutal cold , so be very vigilant on time following any treatment.
Another important thing: finding brood surface cuts during periods of honey with thyme essential oil, as well as the absence of queen replacement in case of artificial swarm design, whether in the swarm artificial or mother hive that was used to design the artificial swarm. Therefore and safety, do not treat the eve of the design of an artificial swarm, always the last treatment as a precaution a week to make an artificial swarm, the queen easily returns to its spawning from the 2nd or 3rd day after the treatment.
However, always make treatments before laying under penalty flavoring increases in honey increases because essential oils are impregnated throughout for some days: wood, propolis, honey, wax and keratin coating bees and varroa mites, and also in pollen.
250 ml bottle of essential oil blend
Essential oils are very stable between 10 ° and 20 ° C protected from light; especially when they are packaged in bulk.