This is quite depressing really. The same company that has poisoned our bees now hold a trademark technology for bee health. I am sure they will figure out a way to patent Thymol and then make everyone pay to use it!
"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.” - Henry David Thoreau