The rigid Apivar® strips release just the right amount of active substance where it is needed, when it is needed.
The manufacturing process used to produce these strips guarantees that just the right amount of active miticide, Amitraz, is released when and where it is needed. Slow-release Apivar® treatment contains just the right amount of product to eliminate varroa mites without any risk of toxicity for the bees or any danger of residues accumulating in hive products. The active substance is released simply when the bees come into contact with the strip.
Toxic for mites but safe for your beeswax, queens and respectful for your hive products.
Apivar® leaves the bee, honey and wax and all other hive-derived products unaffected.
Studies have proven that under normal conditions and use Apivar® is harmless for the bee and for all products made in the hive. Investigations designed to detect residues of active substance in honey, wax, propolis and pollen have shown that you may harvest these products immediately after the end of the treatment period, no withdrawal time being necessary.
Directions for use.
Apivar® comes in the form of rigid strips vacuum sealed in sachets containing 10 strips. Because they are rigid they are easy to place in the hive.
Apivar® is a contact miticide and the active ingredient, Amitraz, is distributed throughout the hive by bees contacting the strips and then contacting other bees.
Each application requires 2 new rigid strips per brood chamber. It is important to maintain this dosage as it provides the necessary strip surface area to ensure that the bees are able to distribute enough active ingredient throughout the colony to provide optimum efficacy.
Each strip can be easily suspended between the frames, from the topbars, using a toothpick or match through the hole provided. Alternatively you can use the pop-up triangular tag to hang the strip from the top of the frame.
Hang the strips in the area of the highest bee activity. Apivar strips are suspended in the brood chamber in such a way that the bees can walk on both sides of the strips. Leave the strips in place for at least 6 weeks before removing.
After use, to avoid any risk of resistance developing and environmental pollution, the strips must be removed from the hives and destroyed under approved methods. Do NOT re-use any strips after one treatment.