Introducing Formic Pro to the USA

All Natural Extended Shelf Life Product

Frankford, Ontario – NOD Apiary Products is pleased to announce the USA registration of its newest all natural varroacide, Formic Pro™. The new product features a 24-month shelf life that distributors in the USA marketplace have been seeking.

“Since being introduced to the US market in 2011, millions of honey bee colonies worldwide have been effectively protected from mites by Mite Away Quick Strips™ (MAQS™); yet our distributors were seeking an additional product with more lenient storage conditions while continuing to provide to their customers all of the easy to use characteristics of MAQS™.

After years of testing and trialing NOD responded by introducing our extended shelf life product, Formic Pro™, allowing our beekeepers to continue to control Varroa mites naturally while providing better inventory capability for our distributors.” said Kathleen Ireland, Global Marketing Manager, NOD Apiary Products Ltd. “The entire company strives to deliver the most effective, sustainable varroacide to beekeepers. Our heartfelt thanks goes to those volunteer beekeepers that tested beta versions in the final stages of product development.”


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 Pro has an average of 83-97% efficacy and causes mortality to a significant number of mites under the brood cap as well as adult mites on the bees. Formic Pro doesn’t require temperature controlled storage.

Formic Pro is an all-natural product that is fully bio-degradable and can be used during the honey flow without leaving residues in the honey or wax.

To learn more about Formic Pro visit the USA website

Pricing and Availability

Formic Pro™ is available through our beekeeping supply stores in the USA. View a list of all our Bee Suppliers on our website

The EPA granted the federal level registration earlier in the year, now the required State by State applications are being granted.  To view the status of your State visit our website

Looking Forward

On the horizon is another invasive mite of the honey bee: Tropilaelaps.  NOD has been working with researchers in Thailand, testing Formic Pro™ against these mites.  Our product proved to be the most effective.  The USDA is monitoring for incursions of this mite in the US.  Should it appear, with an amendment to the label the beekeepers will have a readily available tool to control it.

About NOD Apiary Products ltd.

NOD Apiary Products Ltd. is a Canadian company formed in 1997 by beekeepers. Honeybee and animal health is our focus. The founders at NOD saw formic acid as the active ingredient most likely to be developed into a practical, sustainable miticide for the beekeeping industry. Properly formulated, it could control varroa and tracheal mites, protect the image of honey as a wholesome food, and leave no residues in the hive components.

Our global reach at NOD Apiary Products Ltd. continues with operating subsidiaries in the United States, NOD Apiary Products USA Inc. and in Europe, NOD Europe Ltd., to be able to serve the beekeepers in that region.

NOD Apiary Products was awarded the Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, 2006, Innovation Project of the Year, 2008 and Agri Business of the Year, 2011. Our passion is honey bee health and young livestock wellness, and as such, we are dedicated to environmental stewardship.

Media Contact

NOD Apiary Products Ltd.
Kathleen Ireland

Global Marketing Manager | 613-398-8422 etc. 205 |

Partnering to better serve the British and Irish marketplaces

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MAQS® Beehive Strips marketing authorization holder NOD Europe Ltd. has partnered with a second United Kingdom wholesale distributor Bee Equipment Ltd.™

Liverpool, United Kingdom and Canterbury, United Kingdom – July 18, 2016 – NOD Europe Ltd. and Bee-Equipment Ltd. announced today that Bee-Equipment Ltd. is now an official wholesale distributor for the MAQS® Beehive Strips. This marks a significant milestone in the partnership between the two companies, as Bee-Equipment Ltd. will be servicing beekeepers across United Kingdom and Ireland. Broadening access to the residue free innovative solution for controlling the Varroa mite was a goal for NOD Europe Ltd.

“We are delighted to be bringing unbeatable prices and excellent customer service on MAQS® and a wide range of beekeeping equipment to the UK and Irish markets,” said Patrick Murfet, owner of Bee-Equipment Ltd.

The MAQS® Beehive Strips have been available for just over 3 years in the UK and 2 years in Ireland. Historically the product had been solely imported by B.C.W. Agriculture Ltd. who successfully co-launched the product with NOD Europe Ltd. in 2013 and will continue to import and market the product alongside Bee-Equipment Ltd.

The treatment successfully targets the Varroa mite where they reproduce, under the brood cap, arresting the transmission of viruses into the developing baby bee. The product uniquely controls the Varroa mite by harnessing the vapours of formic acid, which naturally occurs in honey. When bees are treated with MAQS® Beehive Strip there is no risk of unwanted residues in the honey or wax.

MAQS® Beehive Strip is also registered in Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America. The product is marketed by NOD in all countries through authorized distributors. For more information on how to purchase the product in Europe, please visit the webpage of NOD Europe Ltd.

About NOD Apiary Products

NOD Apiary Products Ltd. is a Canadian company formed in 1997 by beekeepers in Canada. Honeybee and animal health is our focus. NOD Apiary Products Ltd. continues to aid the developing apiculture industry by producing organic and sustainable Honey bee health products. MAQS® Beehive Strips are now approved in 18 European countries as well as in Canada, the USA and New Zealand.

Our global reach at NOD Apiary Products Ltd. continues with operating subsidiaries in the United States, NOD Apiary Products USA Inc., NOD Europe Ltd. in the United Kingdom, and our NOD Europe Ltd. branch office in Germany.

NOD Apiary Products was awarded the Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, 2006, Innovation Project of the Year, 2008 and Agri Business of the Year, 2011. To learn more visit our website

About Bee Equipment™

Bee Equipment Ltd is a fast-growing UK based retailer and wholesaler selling beekeeping equipment across the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the rest of the world. To learn more about how we service the Apiculture Industry visit our website

Proud distributors of MAQS® Beehive Strips.


Media Contacts:

Product information:

NOD Europe Ltd.

Renate Wapenhensch


Tel. +49 6232 8158826


General information:

Bee-Equipment Ltd.

Melodie Webster

(United Kingdom)


NOD gets a new North American Sales Representative

May 2, 2016, NOD Apiary Products Ltd. New Sales Representative, North America

Frankford, ON – NOD Apiary Products Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Tom Nolan to the NOD sales team. Effective immediately, Tom will serve as the Sales Representative for NOD Apiary Products Ltd. and NOD Apiary Products USA Inc. sales team.
He will also be responsible for keeping customer satisfaction the focus of NOD.

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Organic Certification

October 7, 2014, Mite Away Quick Strips® (MAQS® Beehive Strips) gains Organic Certification from internationally recognized certifier BioGro.

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Mite Away Quick Strips® gains Authorization in New Zealand

March 13, 2014. Mite Away Quick Strips® received registration in New Zealand for beekeepers’ use. Mite Away Quick Strips® has received approval by EPA (HSR100672) as well as the MPI, ACVM Group (P008556).

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New MAQS® 2 dose pack! Available in Canada, USA & UK!

June 2013, Now even the smallest hobby beekeeper has access to using MAQS on their colonies.

Contains: 2 doses (4 strips) of Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS Beehive Strips)

Visit your nearest beekeeping supply company to purchase.

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MAQS® Release in the UK

February 26, 2013, MAQS® Beehive Strip has received registration in the United Kingdom for beekeeper’s use. It has received approval by VMD (Veterinary Medical Department).

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BASF and NOD Apiaries Ltd. Partner

In 2010, BASF and NOD Apiary Products announced a partnership to bring MAQS® to European beekeepers for the control of varroa.

Partnership for bee health

BASF and NOD Apiary Products, which was established in 1997 in Canada by beekeepers committed to organic ideals, have announced a partnership to bring to European beekeepers a new product that controls the Varroa destructor, a parasitic mite that has been identified by independent institutions as a major contributor to the declining number of bee hives on a global scale.

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