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Apistan Strips have been the medicine of choice in the U.S. for the treatment of Varroa Mites for over 20 years. Unfortunately, because of its misuse by many beekeepers (leaving the strips in too long and feeding the liquid form of the chemical), many beekeepers are finding that the mites have developed a resistance to Apistan. Follow all label instructions.
How to use: Suspend 2 strips per hive between the frames in the brood chamber. To achieve maximum effectiveness in the North, we suggest placing Apistan strips in the hive immediately after the September honey harvest and leaving them there for 45 days.
Important: When using the “Ether Roll” or "Sugar Shake” test, you should estimate you have twice as many mites as you actually find. For example: if you discover 2 mites in 100 bees, you should double that number to 4 mites (or 4% infestation.) If you find an infestation rate of 10% or above, treatment should begin immediately.
Also available in 10 packs (treatment for 5 hives)- AP1
Material: Plastic, Paperboard, Synthetic Active Ingredient Medication, Synthetic
Item Weight: 1.714 lb
Date Introduced by Betterbee, Inc.: 1/1/1988
Item Color: Yellow
Active Ingredient: Tau-Fluvalinate (CAS#102851-06-9)
Treatment Target: Varroa destructor
Treatment Duration: 42 Days Minimum : 56 Days Maximum
Part of IPM Strategy: Yes
EPA Registration Number: 2724-406
EPA Approved: 3/23/1990
EPA Approved Use States: CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, VT, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA
Treatment Safety Equipment Needed: Yes, Follow All Label Instructions