Api Life Var
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Api Life Var – Organic Varroa Treatment (1 Packet)

4.91 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$6.90 (GST Included)

Api Life Var is an organic treatment for varroa mites and great alternative to synthetic treatments.

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Api Life Var is an organic treatment used in the fight against the varroa destructor mite.

It comes in the form of soaked wafers which contains main concentrate of 74% thymol oil, which is the active ingredient. It also contains eucalyptol, menthol, and camphor.

Api Life Var is a treatment that uses these concentrated essential oils to help control the varroa mites in your colonies. It is a natural treatment, it prevents resistance in varroa mites.

Resistance: There are no reports of varroa having developed resistance to Api Life Var, or any of its active ingredients.

Research shows that varroa mites are becoming resistant to synthetic or man-made pesticides being used.

Api Life Var

We have been using Api Life Var at kiwimana for four seasons with successful results.

In our experience, Api Life Var will bring varroa mite populations down to far more manageable levels for the bees to cope with. Organic treatments are the only options going forward.

The ideal daily temperatures for Api Life Var are Preferably summer with temperatures between 20°C and 25°C (68°F – 77°F). Insufficient efficacy can be expected if the average outside temperature is lower than 15°C.

Active Ingredient: Thymol (76%), eucalyptol (16.4%), menthol (3.8%) and camphor (3.8%); 20g of active ingredients/tablet

Api Life Var is an approved treatment from Italy.WARNING – Do NOT USE method on packet – as this refers to European climate NOT New Zealand Climatic conditions.

Kiwimana recommended application method is;

Two packets which equal 4 wafers, are required to treat one Bee Colony – regardless of how many brood boxes.
ie: 1 Wafer = 1 Treatment – apply 1 wafer per week x 4 weeks (= 4 wafers = 2 packets)

WARNING: Not to be confused with ApiVar, which is a synthetic pyrethroid.

Additional Information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 220 x 70 x 20 mm

11 reviews for Api Life Var – Organic Varroa Treatment (1 Packet)

  1. 5 out of 5

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    great service, friendly advice and easy-to-use product

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I used this for the first time at the end of summer (actually it was more like the end of Autumn by the time I put them in) and having checked the NMF recently I was amazed to find only 9 mites per hive from a sticky board period of 7 days! I will definitely be back for more.
    Easy to order and quick to arrive I highly recommend Kiwimana Bee Supplies to anyone who needs anything for their buzzy workers.
    Kerry

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really like the idea that this is an organic product. I have used it before and will continue to do so. It is easy to apply and effective.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is my second year using this product, and my hives are stronger than ever. Super easy to use, I will keep using it as there is no mite resistance buildup. Love that it is organic. Thanks!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great service to get product out quickly with remainder followed up promptly. Specific Kiwimana instructions on use is a real bonus. The instructions are for NZ too.
    Thanks again Kiwimana

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve chosen to treat my hives with this product because “Api-life VAR is 95 percent effective while leaving the least residue of any product available to beekeepers. It contains Thymol PLUS 3 essential oils.”-Howland Blackiston.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I have found Api Life Var easy to use and very effective. I especially like the fact that it is organic and a much safer product to use. Kiwimana are really great to deal with as well.
    Sandy

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great product. I’m a new-bee and found this easy to apply and the fact that it’s organic sold it or me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    First year using bit easy to use – great service, friendly and informative.

  10. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m a novice beekeeper and have used this product many times before. It’s a great alternative to the inorganic ones and is a reliable and effective treatment. Must acknowledge that I am personally not sold on using this as the only form of mite control in my apiary though… when I do treat with APIVAR I have observed that the girls will build up propolis around the thymovar wafers completely when it’s time for it not to be be in the hive anymore Lol! Funny thing is they’re quite smart them girls cos every time I observe this I do a mite count out of panick and maybe find 1 or 2 if I am lucky. Thanks for importing this fab product 🙂

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Product arrived quickly, we are yet to use it, but from the reviews we’ve read this seems to be great

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