Formic Pro™ the next generation in formic acid treatments and is used to treat hives with varroosis, caused by varroa destructor in honey bees. Unlike Mite Away Quick Strips, Formic Pro™ has a longer shelf life of 24 months and no temperature requirements for storage. Daytime temperatures still must be between 50° F – 84° F (10° C- 29° C) when used.
Strips are laid across the tops of the brood frames. Safe to use during the honey flow! A spacer rim is no longer needed for these strips, but you still need to wear the recommended safety equipment for acid.
Store pail indoors in original container out of direct sunlight.
The manufacturer is now suggesting that treating with two strips for 14 days or 1 strip for 10 days, remove, and replace with 2nd strip for an additional 10 days, may be a more effective way to manage mites and lessen the chances of queen failure. Ask us for details!