HOW TO USE LIQUID FORMIC
Place the dispenser on top of the brood frames.
* 15-20mL per deep brood box (full of bees) ie. if it was a five frame nuc 10mL
* 40-45mL MAX per colony
(If it’s hot out lean towards a lower dose, if it’s cool out, lean towards a higher dose.)
* This is a flash treatment which is effective for 24hrs, re-apply ever 3-4 days 3 or 4 times.
* Outside temperatures must be at least 12 degrees Celsius and not over 30 degrees and of course use safety gear when applying.
* Prevent dripping and monitor mite drop, of course keep in mind formic can increase queen loss.
Honey Bee Health coalition – I’ve attached their guide, you can find more information on their website.
BC Ministry of Agriculture
250 538 7355
Outside Diameter: 4.75″
Material: Plastic contiainer
Inside: floral sponge foam disc
The formic acid evaporator is round, it contains a sponge similar to the sponge used in floriculture, the reason for that is that it absorbs well, and due to its lower porosity, it enables less evaporation of liquid. The evaporator on the lid has a movable part through which the opening of the evaporator itself is regulated.