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A chemical cartridge respirator
with organic vapor cartridge and have the barrels or kegs on solid
dust/mist filter is recommended for ground. Use the “submerged hose” INSTRUCTION FOR MITEGONE TREATMENT
outside use only. method. Use a hose with a tap so you TREATING IN LATE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER IS TOO LATE!
Example: North Safety Products: can thin acid from 85-65% from THE DAMAGE TO WINTER BEES IS ALREADY DONE.
7700 Half Mask 7583-P100 Cartridge barrels to small kegs without open
pouring and funnels. YOU CAN USE PRE-FILLED PADS OR
Safety & Practicality for FILL DRY PADS IN YARD.
Incorporate the preparation for
Beekeepers treatment into your management. IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES OF
The government safety regulations Prepare up to 20-40 hives at a time CANADA, USA, AND EUROPE,
generally used in the chemical for treatment so you only put the
industry are unfortunately not very respirator on once and do acid work
TREAT TWICE A YEAR WITH
applicable to beekeeping and are only while wearing the respirator for 65% FORMIC ACID
usually discouraging. a short time. dsfdfsdfs
DO NOT UNWRAP THE PADS
Aprons in the bee yard do not
Use medium thick rubber gloves Rule of Thumb: You use one 5”half pad for every 5 frames of bees.
work. Bees get caught underneath
them and then you get stung. I so you have comfort feeling in your Last week of August - As shown in picture, install three 5” half pads,
replaced aprons with thin rubber (rain) hands. Carry the filled pads below
BY OPEN END DOWN preferably on a frame of honey with plastic
pants under my overalls. foundation. Pin pads to honey comb using two halves of a toothpick for
All acid must be handled at Filling Ready to Fill Kits__ each pad, one half in each corner. Leave the pads in the hives until the
ground level below the knees; never Pour outdoor 65% formic acid
above the waistline. Never do any into plastic bag lined box housing spring. You will be able to refill and reuse up to 60% of the pads.
thinning or measuring at eye level. (It half-pads. FOR KITS OF: Beginning of April - Reverse and check your hive. Install two half pads
is not necessary with MiteGone to 20 -5”pads - 2 litre 2.3kg/5lbs in top super as shown in the picture above. Remove pads at the end of
handle acid above the waistline.) 156- 5”pads-16 litre 18.75kg/40lbs May when putting on honey supers.
Set up the filling station in the bee Close bag as it was folded and
yard down wind on a pallet on the Benefits Cost $3 to $5 per Year per Hive - Following these instructions
rolled, or tied with rubber tie.
ground. will get rid of Tracheal and Varroa mites, Nosema, Chalkbrood, as well as
Flip package upside down then
All filling is done below the knee the Lesser Wax Moth and Small Hive Beetle.
right side up, repeat several times. 2
level in the outdoor breeze while Pads are ready to use. For complete instruction: - See our website.
sitting in front of the filling station.
First aid: water Performing Verification Testing Before the Treatment is a Must
Fill the pads in the bee yards. DO .
Tests at other times do not relate to our experience. Use Natural Drop
NOT pre-fill and transport large Have a hose with clean running
stacks of pads. Pre-filled pads will be collected over 3-5 days and prorated to 24 hours. Drops below 8-10 mites are
water or two pails of water, one open
crushed by their own weigh, unless proof your last treatment worked and you are below the economical damage
and one sealed in case an open one
you use properly designed kits. spills. Have a pitcher ready to dilute threshold. Treat even with „O‟ drop results. For high infestation, add pad.
Always use a scale on the ground any spray or spills of acid. Each spring, send at least 100 bees for slicing to confirm there are no trachea
for thinning and measuring in grams, Before You Call the Help Line, mites to cause damage.
kilos or pounds rather than measuring Visit www.mitegone.com. Private Consultation – Conference Call Seminars are FREE.
volume. All I know is there. To design a treatment for specific conditions or a seminar for your group.
The only safe way to transport READ HANDBOOK MANUAL
acid is in thick walled kegs that acid Containing detailed instructions. Available at:
is sold in and approved by regulations. Print: Literature applicable to your
Never pour acid from one Operation put it in 3 hole binder
container to another by hand or lift Creating your own field manual. MG/PD/News/Brochure Aug 09 AR4