Mite Away Quick Strips Application

Mite Away Quick Strips Application Best Practices

The information below is not a replacement for following label instructions. Always read and follow the label for safe and effective use of Mite Away Quick Strips.

APPLICATION OPTIONS

OPTION ONE

7-Day Treatment

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

Apply 2 strips in the center of the brood nest, staggering them so they lay flat and across the full width of the lower brood chamber, with approximately 2 inches between strips and 4 inches between the ends of the brood chamber and the outer edges of the strips. Leave for 7 days. 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

21-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. On day 14, apply a second strip and leave for another 7 days. The application of the second strip may be delayed if temperature is not suitable, apply second strip as soon as weather conditions permit to complete 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 Mite Away Quick Strips 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. Mite Away Quick Strips has a 12-month expiration. Slow-release technology begins to degrade when the product expires and could lead to excessive bee mortality.

Follow Storage Instructions

Store Mite Away Quick Strips in original packaging, out of direct sunlight and in a dry, cool area under 77°F (25°C) for the full 12-month shelf-life. Freezing the product is acceptable but does not extend the shelf-life. 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. Mite Away Quick Strips is a brood treatment and is most effective when placed in the heart of the hive.

Apply at Optimal Temperatures

Optimal treatment temperatures for Mite Away Quick Strips are between 50° to 85°F (10° to 29.5°C).

Ensure Ventilation

Maximize entrance ventilation. Open full width of the hive to a minimum ½ inch high. If using bottom boards with reduced entrances, set back second box by ½ inch to give fresh air access. Screen bottom boards should be closed off or anticipate a decrease in efficacy due to formic acid vapors escaping. Upper entrances and screen bottom boards are not seen as additional or sufficient ventilation sources.

GUIDES & DOCUMENTS

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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.

United States Product Label

Mite Away Quick Strips SDS

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