EPA approves Apivar Section 3 registration
Apivar® is a Varroa Bee mite treatment in the form of a rigid polymer strip impregnated with Amitraz.
Previously, Apivar was not available in some/many states, unless your state had approved a Section 18 emergency registration for the product. However, all of that has changed as of a few days ago.
In the US, Apivar is available from Mann Lake:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been reviewing the registration for Apivar® in an expedited manner and has formally issued a Section 3 registration for the product. Arysta LifeScience was notified on March 11, 2013, of the conditional approval of Apivar® under a registration number of 87243-1 and will be undergoing registration review. As such, individual states will no longer have to file for Section 18 registration of the product.
and possibly other vendors.
Here is the manufacturer's web site:
I am not endorsing this product, and I have never used it. Of course, it was illegal in TN until a few days ago. But for those who wish to use Apivar, its good to see the regulations much simplified.
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