Integrated Pest Management

Medication General Usage

Description of IPM

Honey Bee Diseases And Pests


Medications/Usage Length of Treatment Method of Application Time of Year to Apply
Varroa/Tracheal mites
Two treatments:
1st: 12 – 14 days
2nd: 2 – 4 weeks
Place delivery tray on top of frames. A 1/4 inch space is required. Close off screened bottom and vent holes Should be applied during the fall, unless infestation is severe.
Do not use when honey supers are in place
Mite-Away II
21 days Apply 1 1/2 inch spacer to top of brood box and spacer sticks. Apply pad with holes facing downward. Be sure to close off screened bottoms and vent holes leaving entrance open. Early spring or Fall prior to or after honey flow. Cannot be used with honey supers on.
42 – 56 days 1 strip per 5 frames of bees. When temperatures are above 50.
21 – 30 days
Multiple applications are necessary
Spray down ever frame in brood boxes and supers.
Spray must contact bees to work
Apply as needed. Can be used with hone supers on.
Mite -A-Thol/Menthol
14 – 28 days 80 or below, place on top bars of hive body.
80 or above place on bottom board.
Recommended to apply in the spring. Temperature must be 60 – 95
Tetra-B Mix/Terramycin
Three treatments
4 – 5 day intervals
Sprinkle recommended dosage around edges of brood box on top bars of frames. Once a week for 3 weeks. Treat Spring and Fall
3 Treatments, 7 days apart Sprinkle recommended dosage around edges of brood box on top bars of frames. Once a week for 3 weeks Treat Spring and Fall
Small Hive Beetles
Apply to ground 24 – 48 hours prior to hive placement Highly toxic – if appling around hive where beetles are present. Apply when needed
Varies with rate of feed consumption Mix in with sugar syrup Treat Spring and Fall
Wax Moth
3 – 4 weeks 6 Tbsp. for 15 supers, duct tape all openings making as air tight as possible. Re Apply crystals as needed. Air out supers prior to placing on hive 1 -2 weeks Apply as needed, particularly in warm weather.