APIVARTIN bee smoke paper

APIVARTIN bee smoke paper
Target species
Honey bee
Package size
1 x10 strips
Marketing Authorisation
For animal treatment only
Veterinary medicinal product subject to prescription

bee smoke paper

Information intended for professionals and providers of veterinary care.


Active substance:
Amitrazum 12 mg/strip

Impregnated paper strip of white to yellow colour, 23 x 100 mm.


The treatment of bees attacked by ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, in the period from 1.st October to 31.st March.
The treatment of swarms and artificial swarms by single-dose administration.


Do not use from 1st April to 30th September, in colonies with large areas of brood as well as when honey is intended for human consumption.

Dosage for each species, route and method of administration:

Single-dose administration of 12 mg active substance per hive of 80 L, i.e. 1 strip Apivartin bee smoke paper per 2 storeys of hive type B, using smoke. The bee smoke paper could be adjusted for another hive volume according to scale on the package, where the 1.25 cm is equal to 10 L of the hive space.   

Route of administration: The medicinal product is administered at external temperature +10°C, in the period without flight activity of bee colonies only, i.e. from 1st  October to 31st March.

Autumn treatment of bee colonies: after the honey extraction and removal of the other bee products. The fumigation may be repeated 3-times, in 12- to 21-day intervals between treatments. However, at second and third treatment should be the brood not presented in the bee colony.

Spring treatment of bee colonies: after the first flight, at external temperature 100C. Seal up free hive spaces before the application. For detailed description, how to manipulate with the strip read the package leaflet.

Advice on correct administration:

Fumigation, using smoke.

Adverse reactions:

Not known.

Withdrawal period:

Honey: zero days.
The product is intended for application outside the flow period.

Special storage precautions:

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Store below 25°C.
Protect from light.
Store at dry place.

Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date which is stated on the label.
Shelf-life after first opening of immediate package: 30 days.

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Read the content of the package leaflet carefully before use. If you have any further questions, ask your veterinarian or pharmacist.

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