Mite Away Quick Strips are Formic Acid polysaccharide gel strips for the treatment and control of Varroosis caused by the Varroa destructor in Honey bees (Apis mellifera). MAQS requires a single application of two strips as a full dose to reduce the number of varroa mites for one season, or a single strip (half dose) to reduce the number of varroa mites for up to 6 weeks.
Formic Acid is a very common acid in the environment and is part of many foods and drinks, such as coffee and honey! It is coveted as a sterilizer in hospital settings, and is used as an additive to acidify milk formula for calves. As well, Formic Acid is one of nature’s defense chemicals, found in plants (nettles) and ant venom.
The Formic Acid molecule is small enough in structure to safely and effectively penetrate the Honey bee brood cap. NOD Apiary products has capitalized on this circumstance and developed MAQS, a Varroa treatment that targets mites where they reproduce, under the cap.
Net Contents: 2 Doses (4 Strips) – Use for a spring or fall treatment for two hives or spring/fall treatment for one hive.
10 Dose Treatment Pail:
Net Contents: 10 Doses (20 Strips) – Use for a spring or fall treatment for multiple hives or purchase pail with a friend to split the doses.
Implement a dedicated MAQS IPM Program.
Good Nutrition + MAQS = Healthy Bees
Follow this IPM program to ensure healthy colonies.
Beekeeping is local – know your zone.
Always read and follow the label directions.
Active Ingredient: Formic Acid 46.7%
EPA Regulation Number: 75710-2
2 Dose Pail, 10 Dose Pail