How to Treat for Nosema
In this post I will show you how to treat Nosema with Essential oils or Fumidil-B . Please keep in mind that while Essential oils are an all natural preventative, Fumidil-B is known to prevent and treat Nosema effectively. Each beekeeper must choose for themselves which direction they will go. Personally, I have no problem using either, although I lean more toward the Fumidil-B because of past history. Never the less, I will show you how to use both methods.
Only us food grade oils when treating with Essential oils make sure that the oils are all natural. You will need the following to treat for Nosema:
Lemon Grass Oil – 2 to 3 drops
Honey – ½ a cup (optional)
Tea Tree Oil – 2 Teaspoon
Winter Green Oil – 1 Teaspoon
Water – 5 Cups
To mix the Essential oils treatment pour one cup of water into a blender
Add the Essential oils
*Note if you are going to use honey, slightly warm it up and add it to the mixture.
Blend for about five minutes and add the remaining water (this is the base).
To treat, you will add a cup of the base to a gallon of syrup and shake to mix (one to one mix).
Feed using the normal method that you normally feed. This mixture can be stored and used within six months.
When using Fumidil-B, you will do the following to treat for Nosema:
Syrup – 1 Gallon (one to one)
Fumidil-B – 5 grams
1 Gallon Sprayer
Take one cup of syrup from the 1 gallon and add 5 grams Fumidil-B and stir or shake until completely dissolved.
Pour the cup of syrup back into the remaining syrup.
Pour the mixture into the Gallon Sprayer and mist about a third on the bees (note, do not concentrate in a single area).
This form of treatment is highly effective because the bees will clean the syrup from each other.
This mixture is enough to treat three hives effectively.