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Spade, both of the videos you linked show them using Taktic, not Bovitraz. Taktic is legal in the US last time I checked. But Taktic is not Bovitraz, even if the chemical composition is the same.
 

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Spade, both of the videos you linked show them using Taktic, not Bovitraz. Taktic is legal in the US last time I checked. But Taktic is not Bovitraz, even if the chemical composition is the same.
I've seen videos with both. Which is best and what is the difference? Most people selling offer both.
 

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They are essentially the same, 12.5% amitraz. I looked into this issue a little more and find that many of the sites selling Taktic are in eastern Europe, even though their websites appear very American. The use of Taktic on honey bees is no longer approved in the US or Canada.
 

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The use of Taktic on honey bees is no longer approved in the US
Never was approved, like the use of insecticide impregnated ear tags it has been used off label for bees, with it removed from the us market some busts of it coming up from mexico have happened, hence this 2017 post about Bovitraz witch has been imported illegally in to the US

Taktic has been pulled from the U.S. market, some beekeepers are justifiably concerned that the EPA may stop looking the other way about them illegally using the product
http://scientificbeekeeping.com/beyond-taktic/

If you want to see whats US legal, its all listed here https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-prot...s-approved-use-against-varroa-mites-bee-hives
 
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