There are many different types of bee medication options and it can often be confusing which medication to use. The chart below provides basic information about the available medications and their uses. By no means are these directions on how to treat your bees, but rather just a guide to help you. Please read and follow the directions provided on the labels.

Medication Uses Application Treatment Period Notes
Api Life VAR



Varroa and

helps with

Tracheal mites

Break one wafer into

4 pieces and place on

the corners of the

brood nest.  Apply 3

times every 7-10 days

30 day treatment.


must be between


Supers can be

installed after

treatment but cannot

be harvested for

30 days.

MiteAway II


Varroa and

Tracheal mites

Apply one pad over the

brood nest. Pad should be

on 1/2" sticks and shim

installed to elevate the

cover 1-1/2"

21 days. Day time

temperatures must

be 59-80°

Supers can be

installed after

treatment but cannot

be harvested for

14 days.

Apiguard Varroa


Place one open gel

tray centrally on top

of frames. Apply 2

times every 14 days.

24 day treatment.


must be 60-105°

Do not use during

honey flow. Surplus

honey supers can be





Nosema Mixed with sugar

water and feed to the

bees. Dosage is

different for spring

and fall.

Cannot be fed

during or right

before honey


Effective against

N. apis and N. carenae.

Tylan American


The top bars dusted

weekly for 3 weeks.

Spring or fall Treatment must be

completed 4 weeks

prior to honey flow.

Menthol Tracheal


50 grams of menthol

is applied over the

brood nest for 28


Day time highs

should be over 70°

Supers cannot be

added for 14 days

after treatment.