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Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS)


Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS)


DC-630, DC-635, & DC-636


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.

The treatment period is 7 days, treatment ends at day 7. Outside daytime temperature highs should be between 50-85°F.
 2 Dose Pail: 

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.

MAQS is:

  • Reliable – No mite resistance to Formic Acid has been observed
  • Residue Free – Formic Acid evaporates within the 7 day treatment window
  • Environmentally friendly and compostable

Additional information


2 Dose Pack, 10 Dose Pack, 30 Dose Pack


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