Ensure fast and effective varroa control with Mite Away Quick Strips.
An organic, sustainable miticide, Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) target varroa mites where they reproduce, under the brood cap. Manufactured in ready-to-use strips, it is a quick one-week treatment and can be used with honey supers on.
Why Choose Mite Away Quick Strips?
Up to 98% efficacy¹ and kills mites under the brood cap.
Treat during the honey flow. Mite Away Quick Strips leave no residues in wax or honey.
READY TO USE
Mite Away Quick Strips are manufactured in ready-to-use strips. No mixing required.
All ingredients in Mite Away Quick Strips are natural and organically certified for use.
Mite Away Quick Strips are made from biodegradable materials and can be composted after use.
QUICK TREATMENT OPTIONS
Two treatment options when local thresholds are met, choose from 7-day or 21-day treatments.
Formic acid has been used for over 30 years without any known resistance.
1. Van Alten, Tam & Kempers, 2009.
Package Sizes & Components
Mite Away Quick Strips
2 Dose (4 Strips)
Mite Away Quick Strips
10 Dose (20 Strips)
Mite Away Quick Strips
30 Dose (60 Strips)
Get simple mite treatment, fast.
Mite Away Quick Strips are formulated in ready-to-use strips containing the active ingredient: formic acid. This organic acid works to penetrate the brood cap, targeting varroa mites where they reproduce. This effective treatment protects the developing bees of your colony when they’re most vulnerable. As an organic, sustainable miticide, this treatment can be used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. Always follow the special precautions for safe and effective use.
Watch the Mite Away Quick Strips application video to see about it targets varroa mites and the two treatment options.
Treatment Guidelines & Instructions
Read all instructions for proper use of Mite Away Quick Strips to get the best results from your treatment.
- Learn about the two application options: 7-day and 21-day treatments
- Get all the info on our labels and download the product SDS, organic certificate, and field guide
HOW TO BUY
Protect your colonies with Mite Away Quick Strips.
Mite Away Quick Strips are available through beekeeping supply stores and authorized distributors. Find NOD Apiary Products in your area:
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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.
I USE POLYSTYRENE BEEHIVES IN MY OPERATION, CAN I USE FORMIC ACID WITHOUT MELTING MY BEEHIVES OR HAVING SOME OBSCURE CHEMICAL REACTION?
WHY AND WHEN SHOULD I USE MITE AWAY QUICK STRIPS?
CAN I REDUCE THE DOSE?
What beekeepers are saying…
“The product was easy to use and appears to have completely solved my mite problem without unduly upsetting my hive.”
“Good mite control for honey bee hives”
“This product was very effective for my hives. Pay close attention to the directions and you should do well”
“We had 30% more honey because the bees overwintered better.”
- Peter Chorabik, Toronto Bee Rescue
“The best mite control product available.”
“A quick, easy, effective way to kill Varroa in your hives.”
“Get into a regular treatment program twice a year with MAQS and your bees will be as they should be, healthy and thriving.”
“NOD has excellent customer service. I use both the Cozies and MAQS. Keep up the good work. We put on two pads of the Mite Away Quick Strips twice a year in North Dakota, first of may, they all get fed, fat healthy bees handle treatment much better.”
“If I follow the directions on the container, it works really well. Our pallets have a small 4” entrance, only 5/8” high; we need more air volume in there, so we offset the second box by 1/2”. That works wonderful.”
“If I can get away with using a treatment that costs me less than 12% a year, with the good that Formic Acid does for us, I say that is excellent!”
“After we started using your product (Mite Away Quick Strips) our mite counts have gone clear down. We’ve used Apivar for a number of years and they just never seamed to get the mites down, and even when it did, they would spring back up and take advantage of the hive. Last fall we used Apiguard, but it was too much to handle (PPE). Mite Away was applied this spring and it worked! We love the product now. Wished we had used your products before our 600 colony operation crashed. We would be still trucking today”
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