North American beekeepers now have an effective new amitraz-based weapon against Varroa mites: Apivar
- Kills up to 99% of mites in one application
- Continuously-released in the colony over a six-week period, ensuring healthy and productive hives
- Proven safe and effective for more than 15 years
- Leaves no significant residues in hive products
- Convenient and easy to use
APIVAR DRAMATICALLY CUTS MITE POPULATION
A study1 conducted by the research arm of the USDA in the spring of 2012 shows that Apivar® was responsible for a 52-fold drop in mite population compared to an untreated hive. This demonstrates the effectiveness of Apivar’s controlled-release technology.
APIVAR STRIPS SAVE TIME AND EFFORT
Apivar is packaged in vacuum-sealed foil pouches that each contain 10 strips. A single application of two strips per brood chamber is sufficient to treat a hive, so you spend less time and effort treating your bees, and there is less disruption of the bees than with many other treatments. Separate the double strip and place each strip in the brood chamber near bee cluster, two frames apart and between the frames so the bees can walk on both sides of the strip. Leave in for 42 days minimum. If the bee cluster moves away from the strips, reposition the strips into the bee cluster and leave on for an addition 14 days. Strips must be removed after a maximum of 56 days. Do not reuse the strips. Wait 14 days after removing the strips before placing honey supers on the hive.
1 Eischen et al, Controlling Varroa destructor with APIVAR –– Spring 2012 field trial, Honey bee research unit USDA-ARS, Weslaco, TX.
Please check the Dadant website at www.dadant.com for availability in your state or call your local Dadant Branch.
For 50 + pkgs. call for price.