The European Varroa treatment of choice is now licensed for use in Ireland and is exclusively available from ourselves. Comes in packs of 10 strips. Each pack will treat five hives, each strip is 210x40mm wide and therefore fit neatly between the frames without having to be cut or bent as with Apitraz strips. The active ingredient is Amitraz which paralyzes the varroa mite causing it to fall off the bees.
One single application has efficacy up to 99% and there are no temperature constraints as there are with MAQS and other products. It can be used at any time of year (supers must not be on the hives). The strips are left in for between 6 and 10 weeks depending on the size of the brood.
Not to be confused with Apitraz, which is a totally different formulation and has a shelf life of only 12 months. Apivar has a shelf life of 24 months. More information here