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Apiguard treatment is safe, easy to use alternative to the “hard chemicals” used to treat varroa mites in the hive.
Apiguard is a thymol based miticide which is suitable for natural use. It is as easy as removing the foil lid and placing the container on top of the frames in your hive. After two weeks, remove the first container and apply a second dose for another two weeks. Apiguard should be used between 60-100 degrees, the warmer it is, the better it will work.
Thymol vapers are heavier than air so make sure all entrances are fully open to allow sufficient airflow during treatment. This product is not approved for use with honey supers. The 10 pack of Apiguard will treat 5 hives.
Treatment is not recommended unless you know that your varroa mite count in excess of the treatment threshold.
Not approved for use during a honey flow.
Use a shim or an empty super to make sure the bees can access the gel.
Product is easy to install and seemed to work great. Was the only mite treatment I used, and didn’t notice any mites after 6 weeks of application. My hive was extremely strong all winter and going into next spring.