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North American Beekeepers Now Have an Effective Amitraz-Based Weapon Against Varroa Mites!


  • Kills up to 99% of mites in one application
  • Continuously released in the colony over a six-week period, ensuring healthy and productive hives
  • Proven safe and effective for more than 15 years
  • Leaves no significant residues in hive products*
  • Convenient and easy to use

*Honey for human consumption should be removed before applying Apivar.

Apivar Dramatically Cuts Mite Population

A study conducted by the research arm of the USDA in the spring of 2012 shows that Apivar® was responsible for a 52 - fold drop in mite population compared to an untreated hive. This demonstrates the effectiveness of Apivar's® controlled - release technology.

Apivar Strips Save Time and Effort

Apivar® is packaged in vacuum-sealed foil pouches. A single application of two strips per brood chamber is sufficient to treat a hive, so you spend less time and effort treating your bees, and there is less disruption of the bees than with many other treatments. Strips are not individually wrapped and must be used within 2 weeks after opening.


    Directions for use.

    Apivar® comes in the form of rigid strips vacuum sealed in sachets containing 10 strips.  Because they are rigid they are easy to place in the hive.

    Apivar® is a contact miticide and the active ingredient,

    Amitraz, is distributed throughout the hive by bees

    contacting the strips and then contacting other bees.

    Each application requires 2 new rigid strips per brood

    chamber.  It is important to maintain this dosage as it

    provides the necessary strip surface area to ensure that

    the bees are able to distribute enough active ingredient

    throughout the colony to provide optimum efficacy.

    Each strip can be easily suspended between the frames,

    from the topbars, using a toothpick or match through the hole provided.  Alternatively you can use the pop-up

    triangular tag to hang the strip from the top of the frame. 

    Hang the strips in the area of the highest bee activity. 

    Apivar strips are suspended in the brood chamber in such a way that the bees can walk on both sides of the strips.  

    Leave the strips in place for at least 6 weeks before


    After use, to avoid any risk of resistance developing and

    environmental pollution, the strips must be removed from the hives and destroyed under approved methods.  Do

    NOT re-use any strips after one treatment.

    The self life of Apivar® is two years from the date of

    manufacture, when stored appropriately in unopened


    Storage should be at ambient room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

    Apivar® quantitative and qualitative composition
    Amitraz.............0.5 g (or 3.33%)
    Vehicle...........15.0 g
    Sealed sachet containing 10 strips

  • ⚠ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Amitraz, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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