Natural Varroa Mite Control

HopGuard® II

Now available in 10 and 24 strip packages.

BetaTec research has discovered a natural compound for combating Varroa mites— HopGuard II.

Field tested in the United States, Canada and Europe, HopGuard II is scientifically proven as a highly effective natural Varroa control system. This unique miticide is derived from hop compounds, and provides a safe and easy-to-use alternative to traditional harsh chemicals. A food-grade product, HopGuard II is safe for bees, safe for honey and safe for the environment HopGuard II promotes bee health and survivability naturally. HopGuard II is acceptable for use in Langstroth, top bar hives, mating nucs, drone mother colonies, nucleus, splits and newly installed packages.

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Put Your Trust in HopGuard® II

The natural solution for Varroa mite control
  • Naturally derived from hops
  • No chemical residues
  • Safe during honey flow
  • Easy & effective
  • Safe on bees—deadly on Varroa mites


New and improved generation HopGuard III coming in the spring of 2020. Same natural ingredients, high quality products, all natural, non-toxic to bees and the beekeeper!

Easy—AND SAFE—to Use

Each HopGuard II kit contains either 10 or 24 insert strips, ready for use.

  • The daytime temperature should be above 50°F (10°C).
  • Use 2 HopGuard II strips per brood chamber
    (i.e. one strip per 5 frames of bees; two strips per 10 frames of bees)
  • Strips should be hung between brood frames.
  • Refer to the package label for full instructions.

HopGuard® II

Varroa Mite Control

Any Time of Year

HopGuard II is a contact application and can be applied anytime during the year, but its efficacy increases when there is less brood present in the colonies. The application reduces mite levels and gives colonies a boost to grow. Studies have shown this food-grade product is safe to use during honey flow without any risk of disrupting nectar foraging or tainting the honey.


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered HopGuard® II, a new biochemical miticide, Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to provide another option for beekeepers to combat the devastating effects of the Varroa mite on honey bee colonies and to avoid the development of resistance toward other products.

EPA Registers HopGuard® II – Now Available in California

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