Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) have a treatment period of just 7 days. During application the daytime temperatures must be between 50° F – 84° F (10° C- 29° C). Strips are laid across the tops of the brood frames and they can be used during a honey flow if necessary.
A spacer rim is no longer needed for these strips, but you still need to wear the recommended safety equipment for acid. Now available in all states and certified for use in the production of Organic Honey! (one dose = 2 strips / pads)
There are two Mite Away Quick Strips treatment options:
For information on how to apply Mite Away Quick Strips see the following video -> MAQS Application Video
MAQS Option One: 7-day treatment
- Place 2 mite strips on top of the bottom brood box for 7 days
- Monitor mite levels post treatment
MAQS Option Two: 21-day treatment
- Apply 1st mite strip at Day +0
- Apply 2nd strip at day+14, for a total of 21 days
- Monitor mite levels post treatment.
Mite Away Quick Strips have a one year expiration date from the time of manufacture and should be stored below 77° F (25° C) away from direct sunlight. For a Formic Acid treatment with a longer shelf life see Formic Pro Mite Treatments.
For more information on the varroa mite itself see this video -> Lifecycle of the Varroa Mite
Note: If you are ordering medication in advance, please contact us to determine the manufacture / expiration date of our current inventory.
See NOD Global Apiary Products website for additional details.