The external temperature should be above 15°C (60°F), which means that the colony should be active. Distribution of the Apiguard gel depends on the bees transporting it around the hive during hive cleaning. This activity increases as the external temperature rises.
There are other products available but they must be approved –FERA – Varroa Click on “Managing Varroa” for guidance.
FERA guidelines state that you must:
- Keep accurate records of what treatments you give your bees, including all relevant details such as dates, dose, product name and batch number. In the event of a later problem, this legal requirement is your proof that you acted properly.