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ApiGuard, Thymol Gel
APIGUARD Logo Manufactured By:- Vita (Europe) Limited
This data is taken from the box and is in the form of two panels.
Data Sheet Ref:- 4011A/99
Date of Issue of Data:-1999 (assumed from /99 in the above ref)
Non-medicinal curative substance for honeybees* For the well-being of the honeybee colony.
Ten trays, containing 50gm APIGUARD gel. Two trays of APIGUARD are required per hive treatment. Each tray of APIGUARD contains 25% thymol in a specially designed slow-release gel matrix.
Instructions for Use
Two applications of 1 tray of 50gm APIGUARD gel per colony.
Method of administration
Open the hive. Peel back the foil lid of the APIGUARD tray leaving one corner of the lid attached to the tray. Place the open tray centrally on top of the brood frames, gel side up. Ensure that there is a free space of at least 0.5cm between the top of the tray and the hive cover board, for example by placing an eke or an empty super on the top of the brood box. Close the hive.
After two weeks place a new tray beside the old one, following the same procedure. Leave the product in the colony for a further 4 weeks or until the supers are installed, whichever is the sooner. The product should not be left in the hive for more than 6 weeks.
Small and wintering bee colonies and nuclei may require one APIGUARD tray only, left in place for at least 4 weeks.
The effect of APIGUARD on the well being of the colony is maximised if the product is used in late summer after the honey harvest (when the amount of bee brood is diminishing). However, APIGUARD can also be used during springtime, when the temperatures are above 15