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Terramycin Instructions


Dusting instructions:

Use one level teaspoon(200mg) of Terramycin Soluble Powder(TSP) per ounce of powdered sugar per colony,or 1 pound TM-10 per 2/lbs.powder sugar,applying 1 ounce of this mixture per colony.

Apply the dust on the outer parts or ends of the frames.Usually 3 dustings at 4-5 intervals are required in the spring/or fall at least 4 weeks before the main honey flow to prevent contamination of marketable honey.

Syrup directions:

Use 1 level teaspoon(200mg) of terramycin soluble powder(TSP) per 5 lb. jar containing 1:1 sugar syrup per colony.Dissolve terramycin soluble powder in a small quantity of water before adding to syrup.

Bulk feed the syrup using feeder pails or division board feeders or by filling the combs.Usually 3 applications at 4-5 day intervals are required in the spring and/or fall at least 4 weeks before the main honey flow to prevent contamination of marketable honey.

Warning:All terramycin medicated supplements should be fed early in the spring or fall and consumed by the bees before main honey flow begins to avoid contamination of production honey.

Honey or syrup stored during medication periods in combs for surplus honey should be removed following final medication of the bee colony and must not be used for human consumption.Honey from bee colonies likely to be infected with foul brood should not be used for preparation of medicated syrup supplements since it may be contaminated with spores of foul brood and may result in spreading the disease.

Terramycin Facts:

All activity destroyed by sunlight in 1 day(i.e.)Boardman Feeders inefficient. High temps breakdown terramycin more rapidly.

If medicating in sugar syrup,mix terramycin in cold water.

Half Life of Terramycin:94degreesF >>>7 days

86degreesF>>>17days

77degreesF>>>8 weeks

refrigerated >>>13 weeks

Dusting a mixture of TM and powdered sugar is the most efficient approved method of administration.

TM Formula:

* TM 25-One teaspoon of TM25 contains the 200 milligrams suggested for each feeding.

6.4oz packet= 50 teaspoons

6.4oz.packet,plus11/2 lbs. powdered sugar(mix well)

use 2 tablespoons or 1/8 cup per feeding.

feeds about 50 colonies one feeding.

For feeding one colony mix 1 tsp.of TM + 5 teaspoons of powdered sugar.

TM 25 1lb. of TM25 + 3 3/4lbs. of powdered sugar(mix well)

use 2 tablespoons or 1/8 cup per feeding

feeds about 125 colonies one feeding

TM 50

1/lb.of TM 50 + 7 1/2/lbs. of powdered sugar(mix well)

use 2 tablespoons or 1/8 cup per feeding

feeds about 250 colonies one feeding.

*Use of the above formulas are at the users risk.Read manufacturers instructions carefully.No endorsement is made or implied by Midnitebee.