HopGuard is approved by the EPA

HopGuard, a miticide derived from hop compounds, is approved for general use. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered HopGuard® II, a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies and to avoid the development of resistance … [Read more...]

Oxalic Acid Registration Comments Wanted By EPA

CATCH THE BUZZ Oxalic Acid Registration Comments Wanted By EPA Alan Harman    There’s great news for beekeepers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking approval for the in-hive use of oxalic acid dihydrate to control Varroa mites. COMMENT HERE: https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-02209    Comments must be received by the EPA on or before March 6. The details: 5. File Symbol: 91266-R. … [Read more...]

HopGuard (hop beta acids) Section 18 use approved

Good news everyone, HopGuard (hop beta acids) and has been approved for use to control Varroa mites in Washington State for 2015. February 2015 update: BetaTec (the manufacturer of HopGuard) has provided a pictogram on how to best apply the strip in the hive. The new strip is corrugated and has a mylar backing to help with many of the application issues identified in the field. See the links … [Read more...]

CATCH THE BUZZ – Safe, Innovative Mite Control?

Codenamed ‘MiteNot’. This technology is a simple, compostable and pesticide-free way to sterilize Varroa destructor mites. Eltopia is in early stage development of a simple, pesticide-free way to remove varroa destructor mites in bee hives. Groundbreaking new technology, code named ‘MiteNot’, will sterilize mites thereby eliminating them without harming the bees. The ‘MiteNot’ is currently in … [Read more...]

Revised Miticide Regulations

Revised miticide  regulations have been released.  Here is the latest approved miticides from Washington State Department of Agriculture: Approved Miticide list (PDF) … [Read more...]

EPA Formally Issues Section 3 Registration for Apivar®

EPA Formally Issues Section 3 Registration for Apivar® The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been reviewing the registration for Apivar® in an expedited manner and has formally issued a Section 3 registration for the product. Arysta LifeScience was notified on March 11, 2013, of the conditional approval of Apivar® under a registration number of 87243-1 and will be undergoing … [Read more...]

HopGuard (hop beta acids) and Apivar (amitraz) Section 18 approved

Good news everyone, both HopGuard (hop beta acids) and Apivar (amitraz) have been approved for use to control Varroa mites in Washington State for 2013. Section 18 directions for HopGuard (PDF) Section 18 directions for Apivar (PDF) … [Read more...]