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 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 nucleii 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° C.
*APIGUARD is expected to complete registration as a
veterinary medicine throughout the European Union during 2000
Data Sheet Ref:- 4011B/99 (the second panel)
Non-medicinal curative substance for honeybees For the
well-being of the honeybee colony.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the
Wear gloves when handlig APIGUARD. Wash hands
thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not
smoke, drink or eat during application. For use in beehives only.
Special precautions for use
Preferably, do not treat during honey harvest. Do not feed colonies
before using APIGUARD; can be used immediately after removal of
supers. Do not use APIGUARD when the maximum daily temperature is
lower than 15° C or when the colony activity is very low. Combine
weak colonies before treatment.
The use of a dose higher than that recommended (1 tray of 50gm gel
per application) could cause disturbances in the behaviour of the
colony (agitation, absconding). If symtoms persist, remove the excess
product from the colony.
Withdrawal period:- Nil
Special precautions for storage
Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Keep in original, unopened package until ready for use.
Store away from direct sunlight in the original packaging only.
Do not store APIGUARD near pesticides or other chemical substances which could contaminate the product.
Store away from foodstuffs.
Store at room temperature or below, do not store above 30° C or below 0° C.
APIGUARD is a trademark of Vita (Europe) Limited, Basingstoke,
Vita (Europe ) Limited
Brook House, alençon Link, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7RD
I neither endorse nor condem this product. The information as published
here is a matter of public record. The information is placed here for
the education of those that wish to read it.
BEFORE you obtain or use
the material concerned please ascertain the legality of doing so in
your location as the product may or may not be approved in your
geographic State or Country.
Revised... 26 June 2001