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Manufacturer: Wellmark

Anti-varroa Mite Strips

Kills Varroa, not the honey bees

No-mess application

Active Ingredient

(CAS #102851-06- 9)


Other Ingredients




Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Apistan Caution

See Below For Additional Precautions/directions

Directions For Use

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its label.

Wear gloves (e.g., latex) when handling the strips. Just before application, remove the required number of APISTAN® Strips from the pouch. To separate strips, hold firmly at corner, near tab, and pull along scored line, from top to bottom. Unused strips should remain in original package.

Do not place strips in direct contact with combs containing honey intended for human consumption. After treatment, do not use beeswax for human consumption (including honeycomb, chunk honey, and wax for confectionary purposes).

Use 1 strip for each 5 combs of bees or less in each brood chamber (Langstroth deep frames or equivalent in other sizes). Hang the strips within 2 combs of the edge of the bee cluster. APISTAN Strips must be in contact with brood nest bees at all times. If 2 deep supers are used for the brood nest, hang APISTAN Strips in alternate corners of the cluster, in the top and bottom super. For best chemical distribution, use APISTAN Strips when daytime high temperatures are at least 50° F.

For Control

Remove honey supers before application of APISTAN Strips and do not replace until the end of the control period. For adequate control within a bee yard, treat all infested colonies within that yard.

Effective control may be achieved by treating hives in the spring before the first honey flow and in the fall after the last honey flow. Do not remove strips from hive for at least 42 days (6 weeks). Do not leave strips in hive for more than 56 days (8 weeks). Honey supers may be replaced after strips are removed.

For Detection

Place white, sticky paper below the frames (sticky side up). Place APISTAN Strips as per above instructions. At various intervals (up to 7 days), check for Varroa on withdrawn white, sticky paper from below the frames.

Storage And Disposal

Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.


Keep strips in original unopened package until ready to use. Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not store unused strips in anything but original package. Do not store unused strips near pesticides or other chemical substances that could contaminate the strips and result in bee toxicity.


Do not reuse strips. Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility.

Precautionary Statements

Hazards To Humans And Domestic Animals - Caution

Harmful if swallowed. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling strip.

First Aid

If Swallowed

Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. You may also contact 1-800-248-7763 for emergency treatment information.

Environmental Hazards

This product is toxic to honey bees if bees are exposed to direct application. However, dried residues of this product are non-toxic to honey bees. Treat during non-foraging periods to minimize adverse effects.

Seller makes no warranty, express or implied, concerning the use of this product other than indicated on the label. Buyer shall assume risks of use and handling of this material when such use and handling are contrary to label instructions.

For information or in case of emergency, call 1-800-248-7763 or visit our Web site:

EPA Reg. No. 2724-406

EPA Est. No. 2724-TX-1

APISTAN® and ZOËCON® areregistered trademarks of Wellmark International.

Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

©2002 Wellmark International

Made in USA


Net Wt.


100 Strips

1 lb 5 oz (600g)


Nac No.

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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Apistan information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Apistan product label or package insert.

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