Apiguard gel is a natural treatment to control varroa mite populations in honeybee colonies
Apiguard gel comes in 50g ready-to-use aluminium trays (two will treat one standard colony).
Place the opened tray face upwards in the top of brood frames, preferably centred over the colony.
After 10 days examine the tray and if it is almost empty, replace with a second tray. If there is product left in the tray after 10 days leave until day 14 and then replace.
Leave the second tray in position for a further 2-4 weeks and treatment has been completed (duration of treatment therefore lasts 4-6 weeks).
How Apiguard gel works
Once in place, vapour from the Apiguard gel is given off. Unlike some other formulations and raw crystals, the release from the gel works steadily and does not disturb the bees unduly.
Worker bees climb into the Apiguard tray, remove the gel as a hive-cleaning behaviour and distribute it throughout the colony. The gel sticks to the bees’ body hairs and, as the bees move through the hive, particles are left throughout the hive. The worker eventually throws out the gel it is carrying, but the traces remain until they too are removed later.
Wash after handling. Avoid contact with the eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid digestion
Accidental Release Measures
Use personal protective clothing. Do not contaminate waters or sewers. Collect the product in containers for safe disposal. Collect material in specially marked, tightly closing containers. Spilled product cannot be used further and must be disposed of. Ifsafe disposal is not possible, contact the manufacturer, supplier or the local
Store in a cool, dry place.
Maximum storage temperature: 30C.
Shelf life in original, sealed containers in a temperate climate is:
- 36 months minimum for the 50g aluminium foil container (tray)
- 36 months minimum for the 3kg polypropylene container (tub)
- 36 months minimum for the 25g aluminium foil sachet (sachet)
Store in undamaged, properly sealed, original containers protected from light by
Do not open until ready to use.
Keep away from incompatible materials.
Observe all warnings and precautions for the product.