ApiLife Var is a thymol-based treatment that uses four natural ingredients synergistically working together to kill varroa mites. Its effectiveness exceeds 94% and the back-to-back, low-dosage treatments mean no varroa resistance and good tolerance by the bees.
ApiLife Var (ALV) has been used for decades to knock down mite levels in honey bee colonies. Each package includes two wafers made of a sponge-like material that allows for the gradual evaporation of its four natural ingredients: thymol, eucalyptus oil, L-menthol, and camphor.
This 3-pack of ApiLife Var contains enough wafers to treat 2 hives.
Things to know about ApiLife Var:
- Up to 95% efficacy, most effective when the temperature range is 65-95 degrees F (18-35 degrees C)
- Each package of ALV features two full wafers
- Each of these wafers is one application, and three applications are needed to complete a full treatment (each wafer = one application)
- The wafers are fragile: use care when opening the package! We recommend bringing scissors to the bee yard to cut open the top the of the package.
- Treat your entire apiary at the same time to avoid robbing between colonies