How Api Guard works
Once in place, vapor from the Apiguard gel is given off. Unlike some other formulations and raw crystals, the release from the gel works steadily and does not disturb the bees unduly.
Worker bees climb into the Apiguard gel, remove the gel as a hive-cleaning behavior and distribute it throughout the colony. The gel sticks to the bees’ body hairs and, as the bees move through the hive, particles are left throughout the hive. The worker eventually throws out the gel it is carrying, but the traces remain until they too are removed later.
Available in 50-gram aluminum trays or 25-gram sachets (pouches). The pouches are popular when treating in temperatures above 88° as the increased temperatures increase the vaporization and effectiveness of the gel. Using 50-gram trays during days with highs in the 90°s can contribute to a break in egg-laying by the queen.
Apiguard is a slow-releasing thymol miticide. It is a natural treatment that is easy to use. Note: This product is not approved for use during a honey flow. See instructions and packaging for more details.
- Efficacy between 85% - 95%
- Use in temperatures between 60°F & 100°F
- Use 2 - 50 g treatments per hive with an interval of 14 days in the summer months just after the honey flow
- Natural treatment
- Do not use during honey flow