Apivar™ is the only amitraz-based varroa treatment containing only amitraz and the plastic strip. The special manufacturing process results in an even distribution of amitraz within the whole strip, not only on the surface. As Apivar™ works by contact, the active ingredient is continuously delivered each time the bees pick up the molecule from the surface. Long-acting treatments like Apivar™ kill several successive generations of varroa mites during the treatment period. As a result, the colony remains clean for the long term.
Apivar™ is a product of Véto-pharma, a French pharmaceutical company that develops and markets innovative products to help beekeepers prevent and control hive diseases and infestations for 25 years. Apivar™ is manufactured in a dedicated facility operated to the highest standards in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Each batch is strictly controlled and analyzed before commercialization.
Thanks to its unique composition and its controlled release technology, Apivar™ guarantees respect for the quality of your honeys. At the recommended dosage, the level of residues of amitraz + metabolites for Apivar™ is well below the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) set by the European Medicines Agency.
Recent studies were conducted between 2018 and 2021, with efficacy rates above 97%. These results show a consistent efficacy even after 25 years of use in France, the first country where Apivar™ was authorized.