What Makes Formic Acid So Special?

Author: Heather Broccard-Bell, Ph.D., Honey Bee Health Researcher

Not all miticides are created equally—and no two apiaries are the same either. Yet, there are some common factors all beekeepers should carefully consider when deciding which product to use in their operations to control Varroa destructor.

Whether you have a few backyard hives or run a large commercial operation, regularly monitoring for mites (video) and developing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program will help ensure your colonies get the right treatment, at the right time. We encourage beekeepers everywhere to think critically about their treatment plans ensuring the health of their colonies—and honey bees worldwide.

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Press Release – Formicpro® obtains Marketing Authorization in 23 European Regions

May 10, 2021 (Dublin, Ireland) — Beekeepers across Europe now have a new tool to combat the devastating Varroa destructor mite. NOD Apiary Ireland Ltd. is pleased to announce that the HPRA and 22 other European Regional Authorities have granted Marketing Authorization to NOD’s newest extended shelf-life Veterinary Medicine: Formicpro™.

Sustainable and Extended Shelf-Life

Formicpro features a 24-month shelf-life that doesn’t require temperature-controlled storage. These key advancements in bee protection technology provide distributors and beekeepers with an additional effective treatment for Varroosis that’s safer and easier to use.

Formicpro is an all-natural product manufactured in ready-to-use polysaccharide gel strips that are fully biodegradable. Its eco-paper wrap is designed to provide a slow release of the active ingredient: formic acid. During the 7-day treatment period Formicpro causes mortality to a significant number of mites under the brood cap, as well as adult mites on the bees, with an average efficacy of 83-97%.

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New Zealand – MAQS+ rebrand to Formic Pro™

Frankford, Ontario – August 7, 2019 – NOD Apiary Products, a global leader for providing sustainable products to the beekeeping industry, announced that the extended shelf life product, MAQS+ would be rebranded to Formic Pro™ in the New Zealand marketplace. The comprehensive rebrand refocuses the company’s efforts to maintain consistent education and  brand recognition across the global marketplace.

Formic Pro™ provides beekeepers with a sustainable, organically certified miticide that targets and controls the Varroa Mite where they reproduce, under the brood cap.

“Apimondia 2019 presented itself as the opportunity to get all of our brands on the same page, globally. For the global community of beekeepers to discuss NOD’s products in the same space layed the foundation for this rebrand to occur.”



Formic Pro™ is available through our beekeeping supply partner in New Zealand, New Zealand Beeswax.




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