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Since 1995 Successful, Organic, Formic Acid Honey Bee Mite Treatment.
Protect bees against Varroa and Tracheal mites by prolong treatment which not only cleans your hives but also prevents re-infestation in pollination and times of robbing.

MiteGone® ELIMINATED ALL DISADVANTAGES OF OTHER TREATMENTS SUCH AS:

Extreme weather dependency, unreliability of treatment, and low efficacy.
Queen and colony losses. Queen stopping laying. Brood mortality and drone sterility.
Build up of resistance, contamination, and the danger of handling liquid Formic Acid.
Reduces Nosema. Cleans chalk brood, and lesser wax moth. Repels Small Hive Beetle and Skunks.

UNUSED AND FILLED PADS IN KITS HAVE SHELF LIFE OF 10 YEARS.
Treatment is astonishingly simple!  You buy FILLED KITS from  OUR AGENTS.
Buy the  DRY KITS  directly from  MiteGone®  AND the Formic Acid locally.

organic formic acid bee mite treatment, Mitegone formic acid treatment, hobby kits

HOBBY KITS ARE AVAILABLE DRY. In CANADA filled and vacuum sealed:

Include 22 - 5”pads. They have been used for 12 years. 5.¾ lbs or 2.6 kg of 65% Formic Acid has been added into the kits. Then the bag and box are vacuum-sealed immediately and the kit stands upside down for a few minutes. Before actual use, stand the kits upside down again for a few minutes. Each kit will treat 4 two high colonies twice a year with 3 five inch pads: in August, leave them in until April, throw them out and put 2 new ones in. Remove by June.

TO PROTECT WINTER BEES: Mitegone Is designed to work in heat of August when winter bees are reared. All treatments in late September or October are too late!
The damage to brood of winter bees is already done and the colony may collapse.

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Mitegone commercial & sideliner kits, treating bees for mites

COMMERCIAL & SIDE LINER KITS, VACUUM FILLED AND SEALED:

Available in Canada filled and vacuum sealed. In US dry to fill.
Include 162 -5”pads, and will treat 54 hives with 3 pads, and 81 with 2 pads. Each kit needs: 42.½ lbs / 19.25kg of 65% acid. For process of vacuum filling and sealing click on link above. Transport each kit to your bee yards in its own sturdy plastic latch box available at: WALMART on line (Sterilite No 1925 27 Qt./26 L. 16 1/2”x 13” x 12 1/4”) full height of dry kit with latching lid, and strong handles to carry KITS for. dispensing into hives.

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Mitegone size of hive when treating bees for mites

COLONY SIZE + HOUSING = NO OF PADS Treatment is not weather dependant if bees are in appropriate housing where bees can maintain brood temperature without clustering:
Colony: of 2-4 frames in 4-5 frame nuke box = 1 pad. Mating nuke Reduced pad. Splits 5-8 frames in one brood box = 2 pads, Pollination unit (shown) 8-10 frames in one brood box and Second box of Empty frames for expansion or honey collection = 2 pads. Two Boxes of honey and bees ready to winter in late August =3 pads.

You cannot treat:

  • 4 frames of bees in 2 boxes of empty frames move colony into nuke, or
  • Boomers in June ready to swarm; Split them and treat as pollination unit.

WHEN WINTER BEES ARE BORN - WHEN TO TREAT AND WHY

Mitegone size of hive when treating bees for mites

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & TIMING IN TEMPERATE CLIMATE:
DO NOT UNWRAP THE PADS!
In late August. Staple 3 soaked 5”pads as shown in commercial installation video, open end down. Leave the pads in the hive until April. Refill or put 2 new pads into the hive in early April. Throw out the pads in late May.

THIS ORGANIC METHOD OF TREATING VARROA MITES WILL WORK EVERYWHERE, TWO TREATMENTS IN A YEAR WILL CONTROL MITES

FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS, RULES, AND CLIMATES SEE: TREATMENT SELECTION, MODIFICATION, AND LIMITS.

How well it works, read CREDIBLE USE HISTORY by qualified people.

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