Nov 22, 2016 · Mite Away Quick Strips® are Formic Acid polysaccharide gel strips for the treatment of honey bees infested with Varroa mites. When Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS® Beehive Strips) are placed in the brood chamber of a honey bee hive they act as an organic miticide that kills the Varroa mite where it reproduces, under the brood cap. Mite Away Quick Strips have a treatment period of just 7 days. Daytime temperatures must be between 50° F - 84° F (10° C- 29° C). Strips are laid across the tops of the brood frames and they can be used during a honey flow if necessary.
Mite Away Quick Strips should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program to control viruses. Monitor Varroa levels and treat when economic thresholds (ratio of mites to bees) are reached. Economic thresholds vary by region and season; check with local advisors. I n the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, August is a critical time for mite management. Every year I find it hard to think about mites during spring and summer since they are nearly invisible.