Mite Away Quick Strips

Application Best Practices

MAQS Application Video

THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR FOLLOWING LABEL INSTRUCTIONS. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW THE LABEL FOR SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE.

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Life Cycle of Varroa Mites and Their Effect on Honey Bee Colonies

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MAQS SDS

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Quality Control Information

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Mite Away Quick Strips

Application Options

7 DAY

Place 2 strips on top of the bottom brood box for 7 days.

21 DAY

Apply 1st strip at Day +0, then apply 2nd strip at day+14, for a total of 21 days. Monitor mite levels post treatment.

Treatment Guidelines

Monitor Mite Levels Monitor Mite Levels
Monitor Mite Levels

Monitor your mite levels throughout the beekeeping season. Treat with MAQS when mite levels reach the threshold for your area. High mite infestations may require more than one treatment.

Check Expiry Date Check Expiry Date
Check Expiry Date

Check the expiry date on packaging. Slow release technology begins to degrade when the product expires and could lead to excessive bee mortality.

Storage Storage
Storage

Store below 77°F, out of direct sunlight and in a dry location. Keep product in original container and tightly close lid. Store in a well-ventilated area, away from sulphuric acid, oxidizing agents, and sources of ignition.

Placement in Colony Placement in Colony
Placement in Colony

Always place treatment on bottom brood box. MAQS is a brood treatment and is most effective closest to the brood.

Temperatures Temperatures
Temperatures

Optimal treatment temperatures for MAQS are between 50°-85°F. The first 3 days are most crucial.

Ventilation Ventilation
Ventilation

Remove entrance reducers. Bottom board entrances must be full width of the hive, minimum height ½ inch and fully open for entire treatment. If colonies have permanently reduced entrances, set back the upper brood box by ½ inch, or insert wedges between the bottom box and the bottom board to create a full entrance. *Close off screen bottom boards for maximum efficacy. Do not consider open screen bottom boards as ‘ventilation’; bees draw in air through the bottom entrance to ventilate the colony.