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

Product Label

MAQS SDS

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Organic Certification

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Quality Control Information

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Treatment Options

KNOCK OUT vs. KNOCK DOWN

7 DAY

2 STRIPS ▭ ▭
Apply at Day +0 for 7 Days

Use the 7 DAY treatment option to get KNOCK OUT efficacy of over 90%. Place 2 strips on top of the bottom brood box for 1 week.

21 DAY

1 STRIP ▭  Apply at Day +0
1 STRIP ▭  Apply at Day +14

Use the 21 DAY treatment option to get a KNOCK DOWN of Varroa. Suitable for weaker colonies or fragile queens. Apply 1st strip at Day +0, then apply 2nd strip at day+14, for a total of 21 days. Monitor your mite levels post treatment.

Treatment Guidelines

Know 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.

Expiry

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

Placement in Colony

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

Temperatures

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

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.

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.