A safe, easy-to-use alternative to “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 vapor is 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 will treat 5 hives.
  • The 6.6 lb pail will treat approximately 30 hives and includes dispensing tools.

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.