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Fluvalinate is a synthetic pyrethroid chemical compound contained as an active agent in the products Apistan, Klartan, and Minadox, that is an acaricide (specifically, a miticide), that is commonly used to control varroa mites in honey bee colonies, infestations that constitute a significant disease of such insects.
Tau-fluvalinate (τ-fluvalinate) is the trivial name for (2R)-fluvalinate. The C atom in the valinate structure is in R-absolute configuration, while the second chiral atom is a mixture of R- and S-configurations.
- MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (2001). "A Review of Treatment Options for Control of Varroa Mite in New Zealand [HortResearch Client Report No. 2001/249]" (PDF). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
This report was commissioned by MAF to aid in internal decision making only. This report in no way constitutes MAF's advice to beekeepers and is useful only as background information.[better source needed]
- Bessin, Ric (2016). "Varroa Mites Infesting Honey Bee Colonies [Insect & Pest Info, Home & Health Pests, ENTFACT-608, April 2016 revision]". North Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
Apistan is a product available that will kill the mites and cause the mites to drop from the bees. … Apistan strips, which contain the miticide fluvalinate, are available from most large beekeeping suppliers and can be used both for detection and treatment of varroa infestations.
- EPA: Tau-fluvalinate; Reregistration Eligibility Decision for Low Risk Pesticide; Notice of Availability
- Tau-fluvalinate in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)
- Fluvalinate in the Pesticide Properties DataBase (PPDB)
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