Akarasan: strips of varroatosis and acarapidosis


Akarasan is a specialized highly effective insecticide designed to kill ticks called acaricides. Its action has a narrow specialization and allows you to destroy varroa mites (Varroajacobsoni), as well as Acarapiswoodi, parasites on domestic honey bees. The article presents instructions for use of Akarasan for bees, specifics of the use of the drug.

Use of the drug in beekeeping

Akarasan was created for use in domestic and industrial beekeeping to prevent the following diseases of bee colonies:

  • acarapidosis;
  • varroatosis.
Important! About 150 years ago, varroatosis caused by ticks was a disease of predominantly Indian bees, but today its range has expanded significantly. Since the 1980s, it is believed that all bees of Eurasia are infected with varroatosis by default.

Composition, release form

The composition of the dose Akarasana includes two components:

  • Fluvalinate - 20 mg;
  • potassium nitrate - 20 mg.

Akarasan is a means of fumigatory exposure. That is, the healing properties of smoke from the products of combustion of the drug. For ease of use Akarasan produced in the form of strips of cardboard measuring 10 cm by 2 cm with a thickness of 1 mm.

The strips are folded in 10 pieces in sealed foil packs with three-layer walls.

Pharmacological properties

The active ingredient Akarasana - fluvalinate, which is derived from the racemate, is a powerful tool against small ticks. He is well established in the fight against varroa and acarpis mites. The acaricidal effect of fluvalinate is best manifested in the form of airborne droplets in the air or in the form of vapors.

When using the drug, the strip is set on fire, it begins to glow, which causes the evaporation of fluvalinate and its air contact with the mites on the bee hives. A bee is enough to stay in the hive filled with the pairs of fluvalinate for about 20-30 minutes so that the ticks receive a lethal dose of the drug.

Instructions for use Akarasan strips

The drug strips are fixed on empty nesting frames and set on fire, after which they are immediately extinguished, and the frames with glow plates are placed in a hive.

Important! Before installing the frame with stripes, you should enter into the hive 2-3 clubs of smoke from the smoke.

Letters of hives are closed and after an hour they are opened, removing burnt strips. If the Akarasan strip does not burn completely, after an hour, repeat the treatment. At the same time use the whole strip or its half.

Dosage, rules of use

According to the instructions, the dosage of Akarasan is one strip per 9 or 10 somatoramok.

It is necessary to use the drug in such a way that most of the bees are in the hive. In addition, at the time of processing bees in the hive should be water.

With the defeat of bees with acarapidosis, treatment is done 6 times per season with a break of a week. Combating varroa means two treatments in spring and two in the fall, one after the other in a week.

Contraindications and restrictions to use

At observance of a dosage no side effects are observed.

However, there are restrictions on the use of Akarasan, depending on various circumstances:

  1. Treatment with Akarasan should be carried out only at air temperature above + 10 ° С.
  2. Processing bee families should be carried out early in the morning or late in the evening.
  3. The procedure should not be applied earlier than 5 days prior to collecting honey.
  4. It is forbidden to handle small families and small hives (if the number of "streets" in the hive is less than three).

Akarasan refers to substances of the fourth hazard class. It is not toxic to the human body and does not pose a danger.

Shelf life and storage conditions

Akarasan's strips are stored in a cool and dark place with a temperature from + 5 ° С to + 20 ° С. The shelf life under these conditions is 24 months.


Instructions for use Akarasana for bees is quite simple, and the effectiveness of the effect of this drug on ticks is high. If you follow the correct processing schedule, you can guarantee your apiary from the invasion of parasitic mites.


Below are reviews on the use of Akarasan strips.

Skripchenko Vitaliy Fedotovich, 40 years old, Volgodonsk. I apply the drug Akarasan according to the instructions. In my opinion, the effectiveness of glowing plates exceeds the contact action drugs that are placed between sotoramkami. On average, once every two years we have outbreaks of acarapidosis, so this drug is just a salvation. After the first two treatments, the bees feel much better, which is noticed even visually. I recommend this remedy to everyone as having maximum effectiveness against ticks. Alenskaya Larisa Mikhailovna, 38 years old, Penza. We have been involved in human beings for a relatively long time, and this hobby has almost become a family business. As well as any business connected with living beings, beekeeping requires taking care of its “wards”. Ticks can be a very serious problem for bees. We had cases when whole families practically died out because of these parasites. Therefore, drugs such as Akarasana were the day of our salvation. High efficiency Akarasana was tested by us more than once. In some cases, with varroa, one treatment per season was enough for the tick not to bother us anymore.