Veto-pharma made available the first ready-to-use “3 in 1” monitoring tool: Varroa EasyCheck. Alcohol wash, powdered sugar roll and CO2 injection. We are pleased to inform you that the injector and cartridge for the CO2 injection in stock now.
Varroa EasyCheck was developed by Véto-pharma in 2016 to provide an accurate estimation of the mite infestation levels in a hive with the alcohol wash method. Recent investigations in our apiary showed that the Varroa EasyCheck can be used equally with the sugar roll and CO2 injection methods as well.
Varroa monitoring before the end of summer treatment is probably the most overlooked task performed by a beekeeper. Knowing pre-treatment mite loads will provide you with information as to what to expect from your mite treatment.
Varroa infestations may be very different from one beehive to another and from one year to the next. A varroa control strategy must be devised on a case-by-case basis and deployed right from the beginning of the season. Click on the article to learn more about it.
1 – Efficiency of varroa monitoring methods, the benefits of standardized monitoring devices. Ludovic de Feraudy, Dr. Ulrike Marsky& Ph.D. Jiri Danihlik. – Apimondia 2019 proceeding.
2 – Honey Bee Health Coalition – Tools for varroa Management 7th edition, Page 7
Photo of the Varroa EasyCheck with alcohol
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