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Nozevit Feeding & Mixing Information

General Information

Feed 330ml (1/3 litre) of Sugar Syrup (1kg sugar to 1 Litre of water) with 1 ml of Nozevit added per hive per feeding. You add 1ml or 20 drops for each feeding of 1/3 litre, whichever measurement you are most familiar with.

Obviously there are variables that would necessitate a bit more or less per hive depending on strength of hive.
Application method is either by drenching or spraying directly on top of brood frames in hive.

Lift the lid and remove inner cover and spray or drench the top of hive, then cover the hive up and move on to the next one. This process takes us about 10 to 15 seconds per hive depending on how stuck the lid and inner cover are. A two man operation can take about 8 seconds per hive.

You can use a pump sprayer from your garden supply store or for the larger operations you can fill a 40 gallon drum or 250 gallon plastic tote in a wire cage (or larger) and hook up a 12 volt pump and attach a hose with fan spray nozzle or jet on the end for commercial operations. Do not blast the bees. A light even spray or drench between the frames is what you are trying to do. If you are spraying, I suggest spraying into a bucket and time how long it takes to spray 330ml of treated syrup. Everyone’s pump and sprayer is different so I cannot tell you to spray for 8 or 10 seconds; you spray in your bucket and then you will know your rate of delivery.

For Preventive Care of your bees we recommend feeding your bees 2 times, 10 days apart. We feed two times in the spring and two times in the fall just before wintering. If you have a summer dearth in your area we recommend you feed two or three times with Nozevit in your sugar syrup.

For Critical Care of your bees under stress we recommend feeding 4 times 4 days apart. In most of the world we now see stress in the bees and always feed our own bees 4 times 4 days apart in the spring and again in the autumn.

Nozevit will last in the syrup just as long as your syrup is good and not fermenting or going bad. Always store unused Nozevit and Syrup with Nozevit in cool dark location.

Pollen patty substitutes should have Nozevit added. Add 1ml or 20 drops per dry product that will weigh half a kilogram wet. For the commercial beekeeper add 500ml Nozevit per 682Kgs dry patty product.

How to mix:

For the Hobbyist:
Mix 3ml or 60 drops to a litre of thin sugar syrup. This is enough to feed three hives one time each. If you have a handful of hives mix 15ml in 5 litres of syrup (50/50) to feed approximately 15 hives one time each. A 50ml bottle can be mixed in 16.65 litres of Sugar Syrup. This will feed 50 hives one time each. If you had 6 hives and needed to feed them 2 times, 10 days apart I would mix one 4 litres of syrup with 12ml Nozevit or 2 ½ teaspoons which is just a tag more than you need to feed those 6 hives two times.

Sideliner:
A 250ml bottle should be mixed in with 83 litres of light syrup. This is enough to feed about 250 hives one time each or 125 hives the minimum two feedings 10 days apart, (or 62 hives fed 4 times 4 days apart).

Commercial:
A 500ml bottle is to be mixed into 167 litres (36 gallons) of syrup. A 40 gallon drum not quite full (40 gallons for room to add Nozevit and to slosh around to mix) to which you would add the 500ml and mix. This is enough to feed 500 hives one time each or 250 hives two times. The one litre bottle of Nozevit will feed 1000 hives one time each when mixed into 333 litres or 72 gallons of syrup.

Remember, you feed 1ml or 20 drops of Nozevit per hive mixed into either 330 ml of light sugar syrup. (1:1)

  • 50ml bottle of Nozevit feeds 50 hives one time when mixed into 16.6 litres of syrup.
  • 250ml bottle of Nozevit feeds 250 hives one time when mixed into 83 litres syrup.
  • 500ml bottle of Nozevit feeds 500 hives one time when mixed into 167 litres syrup.
  • 1000ml (1 litre) bottle of Nozevit feeds1000 hives one time when mixed into 333 litres syrup.
  • Nozevit is not a medication or anti-biotic; it is made from purified water and all natural plant polyphenols.