The Quick Strips have a treatment period of just 7 days. Daytime temperatures must be between 50 - 84°F. 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! Store below 77°F away from direct sunlight.
DC-630 Mite Away Quick Strips® 2 treatments per package
DC-635 Mite Away Quick Strips® 10 treatments per pail
DC-637 Mite Away Quick Strips® 25 treatments per pail
Api Life Var® Thymol Strips
An alternative product for Varroa treatment. Up to 95% efficacy, most effective when the temperature range is 65°- 95°F (18° - 35°C). Three applications are necessary at 7-10 day intervals. When treating using 3 wafers per colony, the 10 pack will treat approximately 6 colonies and the 100 pack will treat approximately 66 colonies. Not available for sale in HI or CA.
Apistan® is used for detecting and controlling Varroa Mites in bee colonies. Effective control may be achieved by treating hives in the spring before the first honey flow and in the fall after the last honey flow. 1 strip for every 5 frames of bees is recommended.
How to measure "a frame of bees"
A whole comb, including the frame, densely covered by a layer of bees = 1000 bees per side. Add partial frames to make a whole.
This sticky board can be used with or without the screen to monitor or diagnose a varroa infestation. If placed directly on the bottom board, the screen will be needed to keep the bees from the adhesive. When used in conjunction with a screened bottom board, the replacement sticky board can be used alone. The sticky board is conveniently printed with the grid lines to aid in determining the number of mites present.