Recommended treatment of 2 strips per 10 frame brood box. 1 x PACKET contains 10 Apivar Strips 1 x CARTON contains 100 packets - 1000 strips.
Protect your bee colony against attack from mites with the ApivarVarroa treatment. The active substance in this treatment is proven safe for your brood and hive products. These strips are manufactured to consistently release the right amount of substance to effectively control mite infestation. The slow release technology ensures effective coverage throughout your hive. Apivar Bee Varroa Mite Strips work by releasing Amitraz, an ingredient that is highly toxic for mites yet totally safe for your honey, beeswax, brood, and queen. It won’t leave any residue in your hive products and will keep your hive healthy and happy.
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Contact the Beequip team regarding Apivar urgent enquiries or further information on your order.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do I need to treat my bees for mites?
We already know that bees play a vital role in both the eco system and economy. This is why looking after them and ensuring their health as a species is crucial.
Mites like the Varroa mite feed off bees in their larva stage. This introduces a number of harmful bacteria and diseases to bees in your hive. This weakens your entire colony putting them at risk and perpetuating the spread of mites into other colonies.
What affect do the mites have on bees?
Larva that has been attacked by Varroa mites can suffer from:
Shorter life spans
Poor immune systems
Lower pesticide resistance
All of the above make it significantly harder for bees to perform their duty in a hive and thus make it harder for the hive to survive.
What are Varroa mites?
Varroa mites are parasites that externally attack the Honeybee. Through exportation over decades these mites have come in contact with colonies of both Asian and European Honeybee’s.
The mites cause disease in hives known as Varroatosis and are understood to be a leading cause of colony collapse disorder.
How do I know if I need to treat my hive?
As these mites are incredibly small they are often hard to detect. If your colony is heavily infested they will show obvious symptoms however, if infestation levels are low or just starting out the symptoms can be much harder to spot.
It is advised to routinely check your hives around the change in seasons ( once in spring and once in autumn per year).
How Do I Check forMites?
You can check for Varroa mites in a number of ways including:
Mite catchment strips
Make sure you do your research and find out which method of testing will work best for your hive.
How Do I Treat My Hive WithApivar Strips?
Apivar strips are one of the most easy and effective forms of treatment against varroa mites.
How to use Apivar strips:
Simply remove the strips from their packaging and separate them. Each strip has hanging hooks cut into them. Hang each strip between comb frames in the bee cluster. It is best to allow a minimum of two frames between each strip.
Leave strips to hang for at least 42 days and make sure to dispose of after use. While your strips are in be sure to keep an eye on your cluster. For best results reposition the strips accordingly if your cluster moves.
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Sold in Pack of 20 strips or Carton of 800 strips
1 Pack contains 5 sachets of 4 strips.
1 Carton contains 200 sachets of 4 strips
1 sachet treats 1 x 10 frame brood box.
- Highly effective for controlling Varroa mites.
- easy to use strips
- safe for the beekeeper
- Large contact area
- very little effect on beeswax, propolis and comb honey and bees
Not recommended for use when honey supers are fitted to the beehive.
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Oxalic Acid Crystals
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Oxalic Acid Dihydrate Crystals. 99.5%
Can be used for Varroa control in many different ways. One common and effective method is with our Vaporizer
500g pottles, 2kg pottles or 25kg Bags
Ensure to reading safety instructions before opening container.
*PLEASE NOTE* - If you order a 25kg bag, the freight cost will not be added during checkout. It has different rates because it is regulated as DG freight. (Dangerous Goods) We will contact you after the sale to arrange the freight and the payment accordingly. Give us a call if you want to discuss this - 03 528 9404, or email us before ordering, and request a quote.
Oxalic Acid Vaporizer
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12 volt Oxalic Acid Vaporizer
Internal cord for easy of use.
Repeat every 4 days for 2 brood cycles to kill any mites that come from capped cells. Alternatively use our Queen Cage Frame to create a period when there is no capped brood. If there is no capped brood, one good application early in morning or late in evening when all the field bees are there will kill virtually all the mites.
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Wasp Trap - Stainless Steel
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Wasps are significant pests for bees and can be very devastating in some areas. Our answer to this problem is to remove the pest without the use of harmful chemicals and without endangering the bees and the environment. To bait, simply place a small piece of raw fish in the trap. It is best if it is starting to go off, and is giving off a strong odour!
Wasps enter the internal cone and are unable to escape.
This trap is a great lure for wasps and will greatly help to keep them away from beehives or your house in the Autumn.
Tip! Don't forget to use these traps early in Spring to catch all the Queen Wasps when they come out of hibernation and are looking for protein when they establish their new nests.
High quality stainless steel construction. Made in Europe.
Dimensions: 340mm diameter, 350mm high. Weight: 1 kg
Full Depth Frame Cage for Queen
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For efficient Varroa Mite control in beehives when using Oxalic Acid for treatment.
For full depth brood boxes. 3/4 depth versions also available.
Oxalic acid treatments do not usually kill the mites that are inside capped brood cells. There is now a very efficient and effective solution!
Lock the queen in this cage to create a brood break period. Treat the hive with Oxalic Acid while there is no capped brood and achieve a very high Varroa kill rate.
Due to its large size the bees don't feel queenless and are less likely to build queen cells. It has queen excluder sides so that nurse bees can still enter the cage and care for the queen.
There is a large opening under the top cap to release the bees when required. Only 25mm wide at the top and will fit in a standard brood box along with 10 frames with 33mm end bars. The main body of the frame is only 16mm wide so as not to interfere with brood emerging alongside.
The bottom edge is curved on the full depth cage to match the typical shape of the winter cluster.
There are many other applications.
In warmer locations, the queen can be locked up over winter to stop her laying eggs to conserve stores and to stop the Varroa mites from breeding.
Can also be used to bank an extra queen over winter when running 2 queen colonies and the bees are already familiar with 2 queens in the hive.
The top bar is 480mm long. Cage height is 228mm for full depth brood boxes and 175mm high for 3/4 depth.
Top quality product made in Europe from food grade polypropylene.
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