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The active ingredient in Formicpro™ mite treatment strips is formic acid. Each Formicpro™ mite strip formulation concentrates the formic acid to be an effective toxic bio-pesticide. Formicpro™ mite strips contain 68.2g of formic acid and brown semi-rigid to soft gel covered in a biodegradable laminated paper. The paper wrap acts as a wick to control the release of the formic acid vapours into the hive.
Formic acid is commonly found in many plants and is a natural component of honey. When placed in your hive Formicpro™ mite strips release formic acid vapours which are toxic to the varroa mite. Formicpro™ kills both male and female varroa mites under the brood cap where they reproduce and any mites existing on the bees. Formicpro™ 2 dose strips can be used throughout the active season with zero withdrawal period. Honey supers for consumption must be removed for the duration of the treatment.
When is best to use?
To protect your colony going into the spring/summer honey flow, use Formicpro™ 2 dose whilst the colony expands in size in the spring. To protect your colony going into the winter and protect the bees that will make up the winter cluster, use Formicpro™ varroa mite treatment as the colony begins to reduce in number in late summer/autumn.
Formicpro™ can be used throughout the active season but is best applied to the hive when the outdoor temperature range is between 10-29.5°C. Formicpro™ will have the most impact on the varroa in your hive when the outdoor temperature range is between 15-25°C.
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