Natural Varroa Mite Control
HopGuard® II has been field tested and scientifically proven to be a highly-effective natural Varroa mite control system. This unique miticide is derived from natural hop compounds, providing the beekeeper with a natural, safe and easy to use alternative to traditional harsh chemicals.
HopGuard® II promotes bee health and survivability naturally. This food grade product is safe for the bees, the honey and the environment. HopGuard® II is acceptable for use by queen breeders, with no negative effects on queen development, egg laying or drone sterility.
Easy to use:
- Each HopGuard® II kit contains 24 insert strips, ready for use.
- Simply add HopGuard® II to hives at the rate of two insert strips per ten frames. Strips should be hung between brood frames. The same rate can be used in eight-frame colonies.
- HopGuard® II is most effective when used during the pre-pollination period (before sealed brood), mid-summer and at the onset of winter brood development.
- HopGuard® II may be applied up to three times per year, even during honey flow.
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
More information on this registration can be found on www.Regulations.gov.
Find out about other EPA efforts to address pollinator loss on the EPA web site: Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators from Pesticides.
Learn more about biopesticides on the EPA web site: Biopesticides.