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
is a contact miticide and the active ingredient,
Amitraz, is distributed throughout the hive by
bees contacting the strips and then contacting other
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
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.
The self life
is two years from the date of manufacture, when
stored appropriately in unopened satchets.
be at ambient room temperature and out of direct
quantitative and qualitative composition
Amitraz.............0.5 g (or 3.33%)
Sealed sachet containing 10 strips