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Apiguard - 3Kg Tub Varroa Treatment

Apiguard is a holistic organic treatment that not only combat varroa, due to its miticidal properties, but offers antimicrobial and virucidal properties too! This means your hive is well protected against other ailments keeping it healthier heading into winter. This is one of the only products on the market that defends against varroa while also providing numerous other hive health benefits.

This is ideal to be used in rotation with Apistan in your management program against varroa mites. These two treatment types are very effective in combatting Varroa. 

This is a tub containing 3Kg of Apiguard Gel which can treat 20 to 30 hives (if you are covering drone or working bee brood cycles). Each tub comes with a measuring scoop and and cards for dispensing treatment on.

The correct treatment is 50g for ten to fourteen days followed by another 50g per colony. These two will cover one full drone brood cycle and deal to up to 97% of the varroa. To cover two full worker brood cycles a third 50g tray after another fourteen days is needed. 

It is also important to know that the bees need to be able to get at the thymol gel.  It is the bees in the process of removing the gel from the hive that spreads the thymol vapours throughout the hive. So once you put the gel on the dispensing card on top of the main brood area, put a feeder rim, or an empty ¾ box or full depth box on next. This will give the bees lots of room to work the gel.  And also, don’t get the gel in your eyes - it is like concentrated onion juice and very painful.

The 3 kg tub will have enough Apiguard to treat 20 to 30 hives depending on whether you want to cover one drone brood cycle or two worker brood cycles. We also sell the 50g trays of Apiguard in boxes of ten, which will treat 3 to 5 hives, depending on whether you want to cover one or two brood cycles. The gel sealed in the trays has a shelf life of three years after its date of manufacture.

Apiguard is a recommended rotational treatment with Apistan. They have the highest combined varroa combatting efficacy. 

If you are unsure about which treatment is best for your hives, please contact our knowledgeable staff. We are happy to discuss the best plan to combat varroa. 

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