Formic Pro® Application

Formic Pro Application Best Practices

This is not a replacement for following label instructions. Always read and follow the label for safe and effective use.

APPLICATION OPTIONS

Option One: 14-day treatment

Lay two strips, staggering them so they lay flat and across the full width of the lower brood chamber, in the heart of the brood rearing zone, with approximately 2 inches between strips and 4 inches between the ends of the brood chamber and the outer edges of the strips. Follow the Application Options pictogram.

Add a honey super with frames at time of application if necessary to provide adequate space for strong colonies to expand, or if a honey flow is expected. It is acceptable to have queen excluders in place.

Allow a minimum of one month between applications. Do not mix with other miticides.

Option Two: 20-day treatment

On Day+0: Lay one strip across the frames in the center of the lower brood chamber, in the heart of the brood rearing zone. Follow the Application Options pictogram.

Add a honey super with frames at time of application if necessary to provide adequate space for strong colonies to expand, or if a honey flow is expected. It is acceptable to have queen excluders in place.

On Day+10: Remove and replace with a second single strip. The application of the second strip may be delayed if weather conditions at day +10 do not allow for treatment. The second strip must be applied as soon as weather conditions permit to complete treatment.

TREATMENT GUIDELINES

Monitor Mite Levels

Monitor your mite levels throughout the beekeeping season. Treat with Formic Pro when mite levels reach the threshold for your area. High mite infestations may require more than one treatment.

Check Expiry Date

Check the expiry date on packaging. Formic Pro has a 24-month expiration. Slow-release technology begins to degrade when the product expires and could lead to excessive bee mortality.

Follow Storage Instructions

Store out of direct sunlight and in a dry location. Keep product in original container and tightly close lid. Store in a well-ventilated area, away from sulphuric acid, oxidizing agents, and sources of ignition.

Place Properly in Colony

Always place treatment on bottom brood box. Formic Pro is a brood treatment and is most effective when placed in the heart of the hive.

Apply at Optimal Temperatures

Optimal treatment temperatures for Formic Pro are between 50° to 85°F (10° to 29.5°C).

Ensure Ventilation

Remove entrance reducers. Bottom board entrances must be full width of the hive, minimum height ½ inch or 1.3cm and fully open for entire treatment. If colonies have permanently reduced entrances, set back the upper brood box by ½ inch or 1.3cm, or insert wedges between the bottom box and the bottom board to create a full entrance. Close off screen bottom boards for maximum efficacy. Do not consider open screen bottom boards as ‘ventilation’; bees draw in air through the bottom entrance to ventilate the colony.

GUIDES & DOCUMENTS

Get important information about using this product.

Following the label instructions is essential for safe and effective use. Make sure everyone that will be using this product understands how to safely use it.

Product Label

Formic Pro SDS

Organic Certification

Quality Control Information

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PRODUCT FAQ

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We want to help you provide the best treatment possible. We’ve collected the most common questions straight from our customers to ensure straightforward answers from our team.

Top Questions

When I remove the outer plastic wrap, should I peel the inner paper wrap off of the gel?

The bees chewed up some, but not all of the strips. How do I dispose of the spent strips?

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