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Found 3 results

  1. Has anyone used MAQS in a top bar hive? Keen to hear how you applied and the results? Photos would be awesome.
  2. Hi Team, I've been watching various treatment threats in Diseases & Pests, and I have one question of Beginners. I'm using OA with good success. But my question regards adding MAQS to the regime. I understand the MAQS/Formic acid is a different action and can attack varroa in the brood comb and not so much the varroa on the bees (phoretic) I've seen it's temperature and volume restrictions and the needs for a strong well fed hive. But it says "leave the hive undisturbed for 7days". Now that clearly means, no inspections... no big deal. But does it mean, no concurrent OA treatments? I the reason I ask, is why not do your usual OA treatment then place MAQS. Then continue your OA treatments. This would mean both larval and phoretic varroa will take a hit. I'm thinking of doing this with my autumn treatment, as my spring nucs (now in 10frame FD) are not up to strength yet pp MAQS information) Or is this the overthinking of the well read, but inexperienced newbee. Thoughts?
  3. hi everyone, have read tonnes on the forums but first post, heaps of great info on here! I was considering using either crc lanocote (lanolin fish oil and modern non-toxic inhibitors) or crc soft seal (wax based) on the underside of my hive lids to stop/reduce corrosion from maqs. I think the lanocote would be best as says it protects against acids. Its reasonably cheap but can anyone think of a reason not to use it? I have sealed around the hive mat with tape but even with that last time i used it one lid ended up with rust under the lid. Any feedback much appreciated!
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