Place 2 strips on top of the bottom brood box for 7 days.
Apply 1st strip at Day +0, then apply 2nd strip at day+14, for a total of 21 days. Monitor mite levels post treatment.
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 the expiry date on packaging. Slow release technology begins to degrade when the product expires and could lead to excessive bee mortality.
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
Always place treatment on bottom brood box. MAQS is a brood treatment and is most effective closest to the brood.
Optimal treatment temperatures for MAQS are between 50°-85°F. The first 3 days are most crucial.
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.
#FAQSFRIDAY Q: I am doing splits & introducing queens. When should I treat?
Treat before making splits & adding a new Queen. If you have new splits, nucs, or recently introduced a Queen & need to treat wait til the Queen has established herself, is laying before treating. https://t.co/FpKrmKdUoM
#FAQSFRIDAY - when treating with #MAQS or #FormicPro in the early spring you want to make sure that temperatures are above cluster point and your bees are able to fly as much as possible, bringing in fresh air. Check your weather to make sure the first three days aren’t raining. https://t.co/fsS1VSu87K
@beeinformedinfo: Beekeepers: have you taken the Annual Loss and Management Survey yet? You only have until April 30! It's shorter than ever, and each response provides valuable data for honey bee health research! https://t.co/XmA1jp5H78