Racemic camphor, eucalyptus oil, l-menthol and thymol and Api Life VAR.: H113-9/2020-12E-PDF

"Racemic camphor, eucalyptus oil, l-menthol and thymol are essential oils. These are the active ingredients used to formulate Api Life VAR, which is used to suppress varroa mites in honey bee hives. Api Life VAR consists of tablets made of an inert matrix impregnated with racemic camphor, eucalyptus oil, l-menthol and thymol. Api Life VAR is applied to the brood chamber of a honey bee hive by breaking up one tablet into four pieces and placing the pieces on the top bars of the brood frames. The mode of action of racemic camphor, eucalyptus oil, l-menthol and thymol in killing varroa mites is not known; however, it has been observed that application of this product increases grooming behaviour in adult bees, leading to increased rates of varroa mite removal"--Page 2.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Pest Management Regulatory Agency, issuing body.
Title Racemic camphor, eucalyptus oil, l-menthol and thymol and Api Life VAR.
Series title Proposed registration decision, 1925-0886 ; PRD2020-12
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Cover title.
"30 June 2020."
Summary issued also in HTML format.
Issued also in French under title: Camphre racémique, huile d'eucalyptus, l-menthol et thymol et Api Life VAR.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-32).
Publishing information Ottawa, Ontario : Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada, 2020.
Description 1 online resource (32 pages).
Catalogue number
  • H113-9/2020-12E-PDF
Subject terms Acaricides -- Certification -- Canada.
Acaricides -- Toxicology.
Acaricides -- Environmental aspects.
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