It was not available for use in much of this country until recently
due to the permits required, and I don't think it's still available
in all states. No idea of the real world effectiveness though or
if the 'no significant residues' will mean anything long term.
Recall checkmite and apistan's acceptable residue levels that have
now been shown to cause issues with queens.
It is me, or do their test hives have massive mite counts... 446
mites per 100 bees? I've seen treatment recommended with just 15
or more were counted per 300 bees (5 per 100 bees)
Even the treated hive on mannlake's page meets the treatment
thresholds listed in
On 1/29/2013 4:16 PM, smithn00 wrote:
So is Apivar the answer to Varroa mites? The literature
states that Apivar has been around for 15 years yet
articles I read last summer seemed to say that an
effective and safe Varroa treatment has not yet become
--- In Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com,
Charles Walter wrote:
> Seems like Mann Lake is running with this...
> Read more at: http://www.mannlakeltd.com/apivar/
> Charles Walter