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Apiguard is extremely easy to use:
This will treat 5 hives.
Apiguard works best in temperatures above 59 degrees. But it is also effective at lower temperatures even though the gel takes longer to evaporate and the gel needs to be left I place for longer.
Apiguard is a sophisticated, patented slow release gel that ensures correct dosage of its active ingredient, thymol. Thymol is a naturally occurring substance derived from the plant thyme.
Once in place, vapour from the Apiguard gel is given off. Unlike some other formulations and raw crystals, the release from the gel works steadily and does not disturb the bees unduly.
Worker bees climb into the Apiguard tray, remove the gel as a hive-cleaning behaviour and distribute it throughout the colony. The gel sticks to the bees’ body hairs and, as the bees move through the hive, particles are left throughout the hive. The worker eventually throws out the gel it is carrying, but the traces remain until they too are removed later.
California residents must have Grower id # to purchase.