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Apivar treatment timing
Apivar can be used year-round to treat Varroa mites. Apply the strips for one treatment in the spring and/or one treatment in the fall.
Winter /Spring treatment Remove Apivar strips 2 weeks before placing honey supers Start Apivar treatment as soon as honey supers are removed Fall treatment Honey harvest = No treatment Apivar treatment timing Apivar can be used year-round to treat Varroa mites. Apply the strips for one treatment in the spring and/or one treatment in the fall. The recommended dosage is two strips per brood chamber, or as shown in the table below.
Number of Frames
Number of Strips
Just tear open the foil pouch, remove the double rigid strips, and follow these steps:
1. Remove honey supers before applying Apivar.
2. Separate the double rigid strips.
3. Use the strip's die-cut triangle as a hanging hook.
4. Hang each strip between two comb frames in the brood area or the bee cluster, with a minimum distance of two frames between strips. Suspend Apivar strips in the brood chamber so bees can walk on both sides of the strips.
5. Leave strips in the hive for 42 days minimum and then remove.
DO NOT re-use the strips. Reposition the strips for optimum results If the bee cluster moves away from the strips, reposition the strips into the bee cluster, and leave them in place for 14 more days before removal. Strips must be removed after a maximum of 56 days. Kills up to 99% of mites in one application. Proven safe and effective for more than 15 years. Leaves no significant residues in hive honey or wax. Convenient and easy to use Apivar effectively controls Varroa mite infestations. Apivar is the only amitraz-based apiary product to treat not just one generation of Varroa mites, but several successive generations, reducing mite populations in the hive by up to 99 percent. Apivar’s controlled-release technology distributes Amitraz over a minimum six-week period, ensuring healthy and productive hives when used as directed. No evidence of resistance after more than 15 years Apivar’s active ingredient has not been shown to encourage bio-resistance. No significant residues were found in honey, wax, propolis, or pollen following Apivar treatments at the recommended dosage. Furthermore, safety studies performed by independent research centers have shown that even when hives are exposed to five times the recommended dosage, Apivar is harmless to queens and bees, and does not leave significant residues in hive products. Conveniently packaged and easy to apply Apivar is packaged in vacuum-sealed foil pouches. It does not require measuring, mixing, or complicated application procedures. Simply tear open the foil pouch, remove and separate the double strips, and insert them in the brood chambers according to instructions. A single application of two strips per brood chamber is enough 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. The Apivar® advantage 4. The mite population drops and subsequent mite generations are also killed. 3. Mites on the bees are exposed to the amitraz, which leads to paralysis and starvation.
Bees walk on the strips, picking up molecules of amitraz. 2. The bees distribute amitraz through contact with each other. Apivar’s mode of action in the bee colony. Apivar treats many generations
NOTICE TO U.S. CUSTOMERS Apivar® has been approved under Section 18 emergency use exemptions in select states. Apivar does not have Section 18 approval in all states. Prior to using this product, contact your local Department of Agriculture, your Apivar distributor, or visit www.apivar.net to determine the status of Section 18 authorization in your state. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL