Bee Mite Treatment: Apivar Miticide Strips
Price excludes GST
Recommended treatment of 2 strips per 10 frame brood box.
Available in the following packets:
4 PACK contains 4 Apivar Strips - NEW!
12 PACK contains 12 Apivar Strips
60 PACK contains 60 Apivar Strips
Cartons of 60 Packs (1080 Strips) available for $4,230+GST - Contact us direct to purchase.
Protect your bee colony against attack from mites with the Apivar Varroa 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 for a long period.
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.
Registered for use in Australia in NSW and ACT as at 13-10-2023.
Product name:- Apivar Prod88615
PLEASE NOTE: Carton lots may take 2-3 working days to dispatch
Contact the Beequip team regarding Apivar urgent enquiries or further information on your order.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
Larva that has been attacked by Varroa mites can suffer from:
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.
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.
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).
You can check for Varroa mites in a number of ways including:
Make sure you do your research and find out which method of testing will work best for your hive.
Apivar strips are one of the most easy and effective forms of treatment against varroa mites.
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 8 weeks and up to 10 weeks. Make sure to dispose of after use. While your strips are in, be sure to keep an eye on the brood nest cluster. if the cluster moves, reposition the strips accordingly for best results.
Price excludes GST
Sold in Pack of 20 strips .
1 Pack contains 5 sachets of 4 strips.
1 Carton contains 200 sachets of 4 strips
Cartons of 200 Packs (800 Strips) available for $1650+GST - Contact us direct to purchase.
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
How to use:
Just bend back the two tabs and hook the strips over the top edge of the wooden frame. A single treatment of the bee colonies is sufficient. Strips should not be re-used.
Due to the specially designed tabs, the strips are suspended in such a way that the bees can easily crawl on both sides. Bayvarol Strips are suspended into the spaces between the combs in the central brood rearing area (i.e. not in the honey supers). Normally developed colonies receive four strips per brood chamber.
Bayvarol Strips are generally used in Summer, immediately after the honey season. At that time the mite population has not yet reached critical proportions and the bee colony hasn't yet suffered any obvious damage. Ideally the strips should not be used during peak honey flow periods. However, Bayvarol can be used at any time of the year for diagnosis or in severe infestations where there is a threat to the survival of the colony.
If emergency treatment for an infestation is necessary while honey supers are present, comb honey should not be sold.
The specific mite activity on Bayvarol Strips ensures that the honey bees are reliably cleared of Varroa infection with an extremely low close: One strip contains only 3.6mg active substance.
Not recommended for use when honey supers are fitted to the beehive.
PLEASE NOTE: Carton lots may take 2-3 working days to dispatch - call us if you want to know exactly when. We will endeavour to get them out you as soon as possible.
Price excludes GST
Another great solution for killing Varroa Mites!
Apistan. 10 strips per packet. Price is for a packet of 10 strips.
100 strips per outer packet.
Cartons of 100 Packs (1000 Strips) available for $4000+GST - Contact us direct to purchase.
Use 2 strips per brood box.
How Apistan works:
As the bees come into contact with the Apistan strip, they pick up a minute amount of tau-fluvalinate – whilst another similar minute quantity emerges from within the strip to take its place on the surface becoming available for other passing bees. As the bees interact within the hive, the active ingredient is spread throughout the colony.
PLEASE NOTE: Larger orders may take 2-3 working days to dispatch - call us if you want to know exactly when. We will endeavour to get them out you as soon as possible.