Nozevit is an all natural plant polyphenol honey bee food supplement that is added to your sugar syrup feed. NOZEVIT should be fed to your colonies 4 times 4 days apart in the Spring and again 4 times in the Autumn 4 days apart, just prior to wintering. Feeding directly on top of frames by drenching or spraying are the best methods for treating. Sick bees do not leave the hive to forage for food and therefore drenching bees in the hive forces them to clean and consume drenched Nozevit/syrup mixture. Our studies show bees take approximately 3 to 4 hours to completely clean up a drench feeding. Also, we find that bees feed and “work” the solution about 23 to 24 times in that 3 – 4 hour period. By using a thin 50/50 syrup, the bees tend to consume the liquid immediately whereas our testing shows that thicker syrup is mostly stored and consumed at a later date by younger bees and the existing sickly bees never receive the benefits of the Nozevit/Syrup solution.