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

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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

Bainbridge Island swarm

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...]