Cekafix, varroa treatment
for dribbling on to bees in order to control infestations of varroa mite
Manufactured By:- Chemie Gmbh Bitterfield-Wolfen, Postfach 1139, 06733 Bitterfield.|
Phone: (03493) 72484 Fax: (03493) 72137
Also at 06406 Bernburg
Product inception:- 08/03/1992
Date of Issue of Data:- January 1995, Date of leaflet:- June 1995
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is taken from a leaflet produced by the manufacturers, but has been
edited for reading by English speakers - as the translation provided
in the original leaflet was a little crude. The sense of the
information has not been changed by this editing. It is published
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The pack contains a 10 ml bottle and an eyedropper that
has calibrated markings at 0.5 ml and 0.75 ml. There is also
an instruction leaflet. A 10 ml bottle is sufficient to treat
five bee colonies.
INSTRUCTIONS for APPLICATION
varroa treatment solution for dribbling on to bees
1 ml of solution contains:-
30 mg Thiophosphoric acid-O-(3-bromo-4-methyl-2-oxo-2H-chromen-7-yl) ester-O', O"-diethylester
0,3 mg Copper(II) compound of ethyl acetoacetate.
Area of application:
Detection (diagnosis) and
Control (therapy) of Varroa mite infestation in bee colonies.
Do not use during honey flow. In spring, application must be finished
6 weeks before honey flow starts (before adding supers). Do not
treat at temperatures below + 6°C.
As far as possible avoid any eye contact with the preparation. Do not
eat, drink or smoke during the application.
Side effects are not known with respect to the application of Cekafix,
but should you observe any side-effects during the application of
Cekafix, please inform your veterinary practice or chemist.
Interaction with other preparations: -
There IS a contraindication to AMITRAZ. Not to be applied with any other Varroacides.
Unless otherwise prescribed, CEKAFIX is to be applied a maximum of
2 times according to the degree of infestation. Dosage per
treatment is 1 ml of CEKAFIX for one normally developed colony.
For weak or young colonies, swarms or nuclei 0.5 ml of CEKAFIX
is sufficient for one treatment. The concentrated Cekafix is measured
out using the calibrated eye dropper provided.
Mode of application:
CEKAFIX shall be used as a ready-to-use emulsion that is prepared
immediately before application 1 ml of CEKAFIX shall be mixed
with 25 ml of a 50% sugar solution. This mixing should be done
very quickly and thoroughly in order to create a milky emulsion.
Providing that the winter cluster has not yet been formed, the
medication shall be dribbled roughly on the wooden structure of the
beehive. This is to avoid any contamination of the comb area.
If the winter cluster has formed, the solution should be dribbled
directly on to the clustering bees. According to the type of beehive,
various means- e.g. a dropper bottle or a large medical syringe with
a long cannula or nozzle attached. Spraying of the medicating solution
should be avoided, In exceptional (urgent) cases, water may be used
for preparation of the ready-to-use emulsion.
Duration of application:
For detection of Varroa, one single treatment, by applying 1 ml
of CEKAFIX, is sufficient. For that purpose the bottom board should
be covered by a clean and thoroughly greased sheet covering the flat
floor area. One day later, remove the test sheet and check for dead
For treatment purposes, the dose of 1 ml of CEKAFIX shall repeated
-If required - after an interval of 7 days, i.e 2 ml of
CEKAFIX will be applied in total. The best time for treatment is in
the Autumn when the majority of stores are capped. Treatment can also
be given in Spring, providing there is a clear 6 weeks before the
honey supers are placed on the hive.
If the application is finished 6 weeks before a honey flow, the
waiting time for honey will be zero days.
In case of application within 6 weeks before honey flow, the honey
subsequently extracted will be not fit for human consumption or for
With honey production colonies, do not apply before the end of the
productive season, ie. apply only after the last extracting supers
have been removed.
Store in a cool, secure non ventilated enclosure, keep away from
children, Keep separately from foodstuffs.
This pharmaceutical product must not be used after the expiry date.
Intoxication effects - pupillary contraction, muscular trembling,
vomiting, diarrhoea - may occur after careless application and
subsequent ingestion. Seek immediate medical treatment in such cases.
ANTIDOTE is Atropine sulphate in 1% solution, Dosage 0,2 ml, ie
2 mg, in treatment of humans. This dosage may be repeated after
15 - 30 minutes, if required.
There are no special safety precautions for the disposal of unused Cekafix.
Originated... May 2002 (with incorrect spelling "Seccofix")
Revised... 18-20 October 2002