HopGuard (hop beta acids) Section 18 use approved

Pictogram how to apply HopGuard II 2015

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...]

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...]