Varroa

Unfortunately managing varroa is part and parcel of a beekeepers life and it is important that we continue to practice our integrated pest management (IPM) throughout the year.

IPM methods include:varroa count

  • Open mesh floors.
  • Drone brood culling.
  • Comb trapping.
  • Dusting with icing sugar.
  • Using none pyrethroid Varroacides e.g. Thymol based products, organic acids.
  • Shook swarm technique

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