Apiguard® is a natural treatment to control varroa mite populations in honeybee colonies. Tests show that Apiguard also helps to control tracheal mites / Acarine and chalkbrood.
Apiguard®: Twice at 2-week intervals, apply individual dosage tray or 50 gm per for double
box hive (remove or spread remaining gel over frame top bars at end of 4th week).. At
temperatures above 77°F, a lower dosage of 25-26 ml (approximately 0.88 oz/25g) Apiguard
gel can be used effectively. Repeat dose applications may be applied at intervals of 1-2
weeks, as needed for up to 4 applications of 25-26 ml (approximately 0.88 oz/25g) where
mite infestations persist. Small and wintering bee colonies and nuclei require only one dose
of 12-13 ml (approximately 0.44 oz/12.5g) to 25-26 ml (approximately 0.88 oz/25g). Apiguard
gel (depending on the colony or nucleus size) left in place until the product disappears from
Thymovar®: Twice at 3-4 week intervals, 1 wafer for single brood chamber and 2 for double
box hive, remove excess materials at end of 2nd application.
Time of Year
temperatures are elevated