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Thymol Crystals

Usage in beekeeping

Thymol crystals have three distinct uses in beekeeping, these being:-

Prevention of mould and fermentation.

It has long been known that thymolised syrup prevents the forming of mould and fermentation. This increases storage life and reduces the chance of dysentery during the winter when bees are confined.

Treatment against the varroa mite.

Thymol is administered in a number of ways, including proprietary products and slow evaporation.

Treatment against nosema disease.

This is by increasing the concentration of thymol in syrup above the amount required to prevent mould and fermentation.

Further information on all of the above can be accessed by the buttons on the top left.

I neither endorse nor condemn this product. The information is published here is a matter of public record. The information is placed here for the education of those that wish to read it.

BEFORE you obtain or use the material concerned, please ascertain the legality of doing so in your location as the product may or may not be approved in your geographic State or Country.

Thymol crystals are corrosive and nasty...

Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant. Eye contact may cause serious harm. Handle with care and use suitable protective clothing.

Roger Patterson.