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%.

Protecting Brood to Build Healthier Colonies

The development of Formicpro has been 20 years in the making. For more than two decades, NOD has helped protect millions of honey bee colonies worldwide with MAQS® Beehive Strips (Mite Away Quick Strips®). After receiving positive feedback following the launch of Formicpro in various other regions at the start of 2017, NOD began the process of compiling the European Dossier for submission. The registration covers 23 European regions, including 10 that have never before had access to NOD’s targeted under the cap technology. The global NOD team and its distribution partners are very excited to offer European beekeepers a safe and easy-to-use product with more lenient storage conditions and extended shelf-life.

Formicpro allows our beekeepers to more accurately control Varroa mites where they reproduce, while providing better inventory capability for our distributors.” said Kathleen Ireland, Director of Sales and Marketing, NOD Apiary Products Ltd. “The entire company strives to deliver the most effective and sustainable honey bee health products to beekeepers.”

Combatting the Honey Bee’s Biggest Threat

Left untreated, Varroa mites will transmit viruses that weaken a honey bee colony. Millions of colonies across Europe have died in recent years from this parasitic mite. David VanderDussen, CEO of the Canadian based company that developed and manufactures the product, stated that “Formicpro has been well received by beekeepers in the US, Canada and New Zealand over the last five years. We are very pleased to extend delivery to beekeepers in Europe to ensure access to our latest sustainable bee protection product.”

European Roll Out and Product Brand Name

Formicpro is the globally recognized product brand name for this new extended shelf-life product, however in certain regions it will be sold under the names: Formicprotect, MAQSplus vet, and MyrsyraNOD.

Formicpro will be launching in some areas as early as Summer 2021 and will be widely available in time for Spring 2022 treatment season through our Distribution Partners in Europe (see list below).

  • Ireland (IE):
    • Donegal Bees, Thomas Donegal Cashel, Glencolmcille Co, Don F94KP97, Ireland
    • Bee Supplies, Unit 67C Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin D18 X623, Ireland
  • Austria (AT), Belgium (BE), Germany (DE), France (FR): Andermatt BioVet GmbH, Franz-Ehret-Str. 18, 79541 Lörrach, Germany
  • Spain (ES), Portugal (PT): Hifarmax Lda, Rua do Fojo, 136, Pavilhão B, Trajouce, 2775-615, São Domingos de Rana, Portugal
  • Croatia (HR), Slovenia (SI): Genera S.I, Cestna na Brdo, 100 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • United Kingdom (UK):
  • Bulgaria (BG): Vazrazdane-Kasis (VKasis) Ltd., Stara Planina Str. 59 Lovech 5500, Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic (CZ): Beedol, (Výzkumný ústav včelařský, s.r.o.), Dol 94, 252 66 Máslovice, Czechia
  • Greece (EL): AGROvet, 28th Giannitson Str, 546 27, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hungary (HU): EURO-VET Green Island Ltd., Petőfi u. 24, 7500 Nagyatád, Hungary
  • Italy (IT):
    • Chemical Laif, Viale Dell’Artigianato, 13, 35010, Vigonza PD, Italy
    • HUVEPHARMA, Uitbreidingstraat 80, B-2600 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Netherlands (NL): Andermatt Nederland bv, Prins Mauritslaan 15, 3956 TZ Leersum, The Netherlands
  • Poland (PL): VET-ANIMAL sp. z o.o., ul. Lubichowska 126, 83-200 Starogard Gdański
  • Romania (RO): SC UNICUB GRUP SRL, Codrului. St. No 10, MagureleIlfov, 077125, Romania
  • Slovakia (SK): MEDE – Karol Mészáros, Malý Lég 167, 930 37 Legnice, Slovak republic
  • Denmark (DK), Norway (NO), Sweden (SE): Distributors will be announced at a later date.

 

About NOD Apiary Products

NOD Apiary Products Ltd. is a Canadian company formed in 1997 by beekeepers in Canada. Honey bee and animal health is our focus. The founders at NOD developed a practical, sustainable miticide for the beekeeping industry that uses formic acid as the active ingredient to control varroa, tracheal and tropilaelaps mites. When properly formulated, this organic miticide eliminates the risk of residues in the hive. Formicpro® and MAQS® Beehive Strips (Mite Away Quick Strips®) are registered in several countries across Europe, and in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand.

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. To find out more about NOD Apiary Products Ltd., please visit our About Us page.

 

Media Contact

NOD Apiary Products Ltd.
Kathleen Ireland, Director of Sales and Marketing

Tel: +1-613-398-8422 ext. 205

Email: kathleeni@nodglobal.com

Formic Pro Now Registered For Use In Canada!


A new tool to protect the honey bees of Canada from its worst enemy, the parasitic mite Varroa destructor, has just been granted registration in Canada by PMRA

NOD Apiary Products is pleased to announce the Federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted the Canadian registration of its newest all natural varroacide, Formic Pro™. It is a third generation product 20 years in the making. Key advancements in its bee protection technology include a longer shelf live, easier storage conditions and reduced packaging, pleasing distributors and beekeepers alike.

David VanderDussen, CEO of the Frankford, Ontario based company that developed and manufactures the product, stated that “Formic Pro™ has been well received by US beekeepers over the last two years and has also been introduced to New Zealand.  We are very pleased that beekeepers in our home country can now have access to our latest sustainable bee protection product.

NOD Apiary Products is the winner of several awards, including the Ontario Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence 2006, Innovation Project of the Year 2008, Agri Business of the Year 2011, and most recently the Quinte Manufacturing Association’s 2018 Trailblazer of the Year Award.

To learn more about Formic Pro™ visit our website: https://nodglobal.com/formic-pro/

Availability

Formic Pro™ will be available in time for spring through beekeeping supply stores across Canada. View a list of all our Bee Suppliers on our website: https://nodglobal.com/distributorscan/

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 saw formic acid as the active ingredient most likely to be developed into a practical, organic, 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 those regions. Our passion is honey bee health and young livestock wellness, and as such, we are dedicated to environmental stewardship.

FIRST SHIPMENT OF MAQS+ HAS ARRIVED IN NEW ZEALAND


MAQS+ has arrived in New Zealand!

MAQS+ are the newest Formic Acid polysaccharide gel strip for the treatment and control of Varroosis caused by the Varroa Destructor in Honey bees (Apis Mellifera).  MAQS+ has a 24-month extended shelf life.
Protect your bees from Varroa Destructor with the newest highly effective organic treatment. Learn more nodglobal.com

To purchase, visit our exclusive New Zealand distributor Ecrotek.

New Zealand Registration MAQS+


All Natural Extended Shelf Life Product

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

“Since its first introduction to the global industry 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 is responding by introducing our extended shelf life product, MAQS+™, 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.”

Performance

The registration for MAQS+ is a full-dose (2 strips) 7-day treatment. MAQS+ 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. MAQS+ does not require temperature controlled storage.

MAQS+ 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. In New Zealand, there is a 14-day withdrawal post treatment. MAQS+ is organically certified through BioGro NZ.

To learn more about MAQS+ visit the New Zealand (Aotearoa) website https://nodglobal.com/maqsplus

Pricing and Availability

MAQS+™ will be available through Ecrotek Beekeeping Supplies. www.ecrotek.co.nz 0800-11-77-66. The first shipment is set to leave Canada by the end of September.

Looking Forward

On the horizon is another invasive mite of the honey bee: Tropilaelaps.  NOD has been working with researchers in Thailand, testing MAQS+™ against these mites.  Our product proved to be the most effective. Incursions of this mite are being monitored in New Zealand.  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 |  kathleeni@nodglobal.com

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.”

Performance

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 https://nodglobal.com/formic-pro/

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 https://nodglobal.com/distributors/

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 https://nodglobal.com/purchase/

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 |  kathleeni@nodglobal.com

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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