Apiguard Mite Treatment is a slow-releasing thymol miticide. It is a natural treatment that is easy to use. Note: This product is not approved for use during a honey flow. See instructions and packaging for more details.
- Efficacy between 85% – 95%
- Use in temperatures between 60°F & 100°F
- Use 2 – 50 g treatments per hive with an interval of 14 days in the summer months just after the honey flow
- Natural treatment
- Do not use during honey flow
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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. Has no harmful effect on the honeybee colony: neither on brood nor on adults. In regulatory terms, the EC maximum residue limit of Apiguard has been classified as “No MRL necessary” because of its low toxicity and hive residue profile.
How Apiguard Mite Treatment works:
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 behavior 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.