USA Registered Product | Pending Canadian PMRA Approval
FORMIC PRO™ causes mortality to both male and female varroa under the brood cap as well as to the varroa on the adult bees. FORMIC PRO™ is to be used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program.
FORMIC PRO is an extended shelf life formulation (24-months) and doesn’t require any temperature controlled storage.
Why Formic Pro?
Formic Pro has an 83-97% efficacy and kills mites under the cap.
Treat during the Honey Flow. Formic Pro leaves no residues in wax or honey.
Ready to Use
Formic Pro is ready to use out of the pail. No mixing required.
Formic Pro is made from all natural RAW materials.
Formic Pro strips are made from all natural biodegradable materials and can be composted.
There are two treatment options when local thresholds are met: Option One: 2 strips for 14 days. Option Two: 1st strip for 10 days remove and replace with 2nd strip for an additional 10 days.
Formic Acid has been used for over 30 years without any known resistance.
Formic Pro™ Efficacy Trial In the fall of 2017, the efficacy of Formic Pro™ to reduce infestations of varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) in colonies of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) was tested. A total of 36 colonies were divided into three treatment groups. One treatment group (n = 12) received five separate doses of liquid formic acid at a concentration of 65% across a twenty day period, while the other two treatment groups were treated with strips of Formic Pro™ either with two strips for 14 days (n = 12) or two consecutive rounds of a single strip, each for 10 days (n= 12). The 65% liquid formic acid was used as a standard to compare the efficacy of Formic Pro¡ pads. All three treatments reduced mite infestations, but the Formic Pro™ treatments resulted in the greatest mite mortality during the treatment period. Mean mite drop in both Formic Pro™ treatment groups was significantly greater than the liquid formic treatment in the first post-formic “clean up” monitoring period (D+27 – D+33). Based on this trial, #FormicPro™ appears to be an effective tool for the control of varroa mite in Nova Scotia.
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