How to use ApiLife Var
Apiguard is a gel with thymol, while the other two products are strips, saturated with this substance. ApiLifeVar is a blend of thymol with eucalyptol, mentol and camphor, while Apiguard and Thymovar rely on pure thymol. These differences are important for understanding which product to choose in different conditions.
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration for the sale and use of ApiLifeVar. To learn more about it, click here.
A comparison study of thymol-based treatments for Varroa mites in honey bee colonies demonstrates that ApiLifeVar and Thymovar are more effective in controlling Varroa mite populations than the competing product.
1- Thymol – Varroa Control, Claudia Garrido, Published in Bee Culture magazine in March 2018
2- Reference – S. Berg1, C. Otten2 – Varroa-Behandlung mit unterschiedlichen. Thymol-Anwendungen – Mayen and Kirchhain – 2005