Tablets against varroosis in bees
25 tablets against varroosis in bees (Smoke tablets)
Active substance and excipient content
Amitraz – 12,5 mg
Thymol – 4,5 mg
Diagnosing and combating varroosis caused by Varroa destructor.
Do not use during production of honey intended for human consumption.
Do not conduct fumigation at the temperature below +10°C.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Amount to be administered per species, method and route of administration
One tablet contains one therapeutic dose sufficient for a single fumigation of a honey bee colony.
Hold a tablet with the tongs and set it on fire, blowing off any possibly emerging flame. Place the smouldering tablet on a narrow (3-4 cm) strip of thick metal netting or specially bent wire feeder, enabling access of air to the tablet. Introduce the smouldering tablet together with the netting into the hive through the entrance, and place it on the bottom board beneath the frames. Cover the entrance for 20 minutes. Next, uncover the entrance and check if the tablet has burnt completely. If not, repeat the procedure. While diagnosing varroosis, adhere to the above procedure, after placing a sheet of paper covered with vegetable fat at the bottom board. Remove the sheet of paper and check for presence of the mites on it an hour after fumigation.
Instructions for use
BASALT is exclusively effective on Varroa destructor mite attached to the body of the bee. It does not destroy the mites and its developmental forms found on encrusted brood. The best results in varroosis treatment are obtained if fumigation is applied twice in spring and two or three times in autumn at of 4-6 day intervals, when there is the smallest amount of encrusted brood in the hive. In the honey production period, varroosis should be fought by cutting off the encrusted drone brood.
Fumigation should be performed in the evening, after bees have completed their flight. As amitraz is likely to penetrate into honey, autumn treatment should be performed after stock of honey intended for human consumption is removed from the hive.
Special precautions for storage
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 250C. Store in a tightly closed container to protect from light and humidity.
Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the use-by date given on the label.
Shelf life after first opening the packaging – 24 days.