Introducing Formic Pro to the USA

by | Jun 17, 2017 | News Note, Press Release, Product Update

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.”


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

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

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

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 |

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