Apitraz for bees. Apitraz® is a veterinary medicine product designed by Laboratorios Calier S.A. for the treatment of external parasitism caused by Varroa destructor in honey bees (Apis melífera). Every multi-layer sachet contains 10 white rectangular plastic strips with two tabs and a marker fold line. There allow an easier handling and placement of the strips in the hive.
The strips are designed specifically per each type of bee-hive:
• Large strip (30 cm length): Hives type Layens and Dadant.
• Short strip (25 cm length): Hives type Langstroth (perfección).
It is recommended to use 2 strips per hive1 regardless of size of the colony.
At this dose, Apitraz® is completely safe for honey bees. Does not affect to vital functions of the hive neither to queen’s bee behavior.
At the amount listed, Apitraz® doesn’t leave residues in wax or honey.
Therefore, is a recommended product in a public health and biosafety point of view2 and it isn’t toxic for honey bees or beekeepers.
Apitraz has a proven effectiveness of over 98% (when the amount of brood is low and there are only 1 or 2 brood frames).
Apitraz strip is composed by
500 mg of amitraz1.
For more detailed information click here to view the brochure.
Available in the UK through all recognised Bee Suppliers.
Available in Ireland (from August 2017) directly from Duggan Veterinary Supplies. To order please phone our office on 0504 43169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org