Bayvarol & Apiguard are the only treatments in Ireland approved by the Department of Agriculture for the control of Varroa mites. It is illegal to sell these products without being licenced by the Department.
Mac Eoin Honey Farms are licenced to sell and mail-order these products and any other products that the Deptartment may approve in the future.
(It is essential to follow carefully all instructions on packets)
|Bayvarol Strips (Treatment 4 strips per hive)||€|
|Bayvarol box 20 strips||28.00|
|Bayvarol pack 4 strips||6.00|
|Apiguard (Treatment 2 packs per hive)|
|Apiguard per box 10 packs||26.00|
|Apiguard per pack||3.00|
New Product for Varroa Treatment
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have recently sanctioned the use of Api-Bioxal as a medicine for bees.
The product, which is based on Oxalic Acid must only be used as a supplementary treatment during the broodless period in winter as it has a detrimental effect on unsealed larvae.
Beekeepers must continue to use either Bayvarol or Apiguard as a primary autumn treatment and follow up with Api-Bioxal where mite drop is excessive in winter.
The product may be administered using the trickling method or by vaporization with a suitable apparatus.
Api-Bioxal (Now in Stock)
35g. (Treatment for 10 hives) €16
175g (Treatment for 50 hives) €70