Formic Pro Application

Formic Pro Application Best Practices

The information contained on this webpage is not a replacement for following label instructions. Always read and follow the label for safe and effective use of Formic Pro™.

APPLICATION OPTIONS

OPTION ONE

14-Day Treatment

Recommended for all critical treatments, for under the cap varroa control.

Lay two strips, staggering them so they lay flat and across the full width of the lower brood chamber, in the heart of the brood rearing zone, with approximately 2 inches between strips and 4 inches between the ends of the brood chamber and the outer edges of the strips. Follow the Application Options pictogram.

Add a honey super with frames at time of application if necessary to provide adequate space for strong colonies to expand, or if a honey flow is expected. It is acceptable to have queen excluders in place.

Allow a minimum of one month between applications. Do not mix with other miticides.

OPTION TWO

20-Day Treatment

Recommended for control of varroa mites in the dispersal phase (phoretic).

Apply 1 strip across the frames in the center of the brood nest, leave for 10 days. Remove first strip, replace with second strip and leave for another 10 days. Application of the second strip may be postponed if temperature conditions are not suitable, apply second strip as soon as weather permits to complete the treatment. Follow the Application Options pictogram.

Add a honey super with frames at time of application if necessary to provide adequate space for strong colonies to expand, or if a honey flow is expected. It is acceptable to have queen excluders in place.

Allow a minimum of one month between applications. Do not mix with other miticides.

TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Monitor Mite Levels

Monitor your mite levels throughout the beekeeping season. Treat with Formic Pro 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. Formic Pro has a 24-month expiration. Slow-release technology begins to degrade when the product expires and could lead to excessive bee mortality.

Follow Storage Instructions

Store 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.

Place Properly in Colony

Always place treatment on bottom brood box. Formic Pro is a brood treatment and is most effective when placed in the heart of the hive.

Apply at Optimal Temperatures

Optimal treatment temperatures for Formic Pro are between 50° to 85°F (10° to 29.5°C).

Ensure Ventilation

Remove entrance reducers. Bottom board entrances must be full width of the hive, minimum height ½ inch or 1.3 cm and fully open for entire treatment. If colonies have permanently reduced entrances, set back the upper brood box by ½ inch or 1.3 cm, 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.

GUIDES & DOCUMENTS

Get important information about using this product.

Following the label instructions is essential for safe and effective use. Make sure everyone that will be using this product understands how to safely use it.

Canadian Product Label

United States Product Label

Formic Pro SDS

Organic Certification

Quality Control Information

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PRODUCT FAQ

Answering your questions from the field.

We want to help you provide the best treatment possible. We’ve collected the most common questions straight from our customers to ensure straightforward answers from our team.

Top Questions

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE FOR FORMIC PRO?

I HAVE SOME UNUSED STRIPS; HOW AND WHERE DO I CORRECTLY DISPOSE OF THEM?

WILL FREEZING THE STRIPS EXTEND THE SHELF LIFE?

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