Apiguard 10 Pack

Product Code: C430
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Product Information

Apiguard is extremely easy to use:

This will treat 5 hives.

  • Place the opened tray face upwards in the top of brood frames, preferably centered over the colony.
  • After 10 days examine the tray and if it is almost empty, replace with a second tray. If there is product left in the tray after 10 days leave until day 14 and then replace.
  • Leave the second tray in position for a further 2-4 weeks and treatment has been completed (duration of treatment therefore lasts 4-6 weeks).

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.

Key Facts

  • Natural product
  • Very easy to apply
  • High efficiency against three types of hive pest: varroa mites, trachael mites / Acarine and chalkbrood
  • Use against varroa mites resistant to pyrethroids
  • No withdrawal time
  • No risk to users
  • Ideal in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programmes.
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How Apiguard works

 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.

 

Restrictions

California residents must have Grower id # to purchase.

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