ApiLife Var is one of the latest products available for the control of varroa using organic chemicals. The active ingredients are the well proven Thymol plus Eucalyptus Oil, Menthol and Camphor. Treatment is applied after the honey harvest has been removed and each hive requires a total of 3 tablets. For the first treatment break one tablet into 4 pieces and place these in the corners of the hive on the top bars of the brood frames. Do not place them over the center of the brood nest. Repeat this treatment 7 to 10 days later and then for the third and last time 7 days after the second treatment. It is essential to follow this timetable as a single or even two treatments will be ineffective as the mites present in sealed drone brood at the time of the first treatment may not emerge for another 16 days and will be able to avoid the treatment unless a third dose is given.