Beekeeping in Vermont...

State Apiculturist Steve Parise sends this news:

“The NOD Apiaries product MAQS (Mite Away Quick Strips) are now approved for use in VT.  Please read and follow all label directions and precautions. MannLakeis shipping the product intoVermont, and other companies should begin to offer the product soon, if not already.  There are a couple of big advantages for this product.  First, it can be used even during a honey flow, without removing supers; and second, the bees chew up the “strips”, so no need to re-open the hives to remove the treatment, as with the former Mite-Away pads.”