Tag Archives: Varroa Mites

Vita Apiguard for Varroa Mite Control Review

Vita Apiguard for Varroa Mite Control

The Vita Apiguard for Varroa Mite Control is a natural, easy to use treatment for Varroa mites with high efficiency. It keeps your beehive free of Varroa mites, chalkbrood and tracheal mites. The pack is ideal for beekeepers with apiaries of more than one hive but not exceeding five. Beekeepers using the pack are advised to carry out treatments twice with a two week time gap between treatments. The active ingredient in the Vita Apiguard for Varroa mite control is Thymol, which is derived from the thyme plant.

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Amitraz Plus Strips Varroa Mite Treatment Review

Amitraz Plus Strips for Varroa Mite Treatment

Some of the commonly used methods of dealing with varroa mites include: physical, mechanical, chemical and behavioral. Chemical control measures are generally much more effective, given the fact that they help to completely wipe out the invasive mites. One of the biggest challenges when dealing with varroa mites, is the fact that their developmental stages are well protected courtesy of the encrusted brood cells. This is where they develop rapidly and are able to evade treatment. Amitraz Plus Strips offer a better way of dealing with varroa mites. The potent ingredients in the strips make it possible to target the adult form of the mites. It also remains active and useful for an extended period, making it possible to annihilate the varroa mites that emerge from enclosed brood cells.

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Understanding the Deformed Wing Virus in Honeybees

Deformed Wing Virus

The deformed wing virus (DWV) is a viral infestation of the bee colony. It is also called the deformed wing disease and it affects honey bees worldwide. This virus presents multiple symptoms and deformities and is named after the most obvious one suffered by bees: wing deformation. This deformity is induced in the pupa stage of a honeybee’s lifecycle. Their wings become shrunken and deformed among other often visible developmental deformities. It has become a global crisis for the bees and also for us as humans, since our survival is tied to them.

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Mann Lake DC665 Apistan Strips Review

Apistan is used in detection and control of Varroa mites. Mann Lake recommends use of their Apistan early in spring or late fall. The Mann Lake DC665 Apistan strips should not be used during honey flow. An application rate of 1 strip for every 5 beehive frames is recommended. The 10-strip pack is suitable for beekeepers with a beehive or two only. For large apiaries, the 100-strip pack is more appropriate. However, right off the bat we'll say that while the Apistan strips can be effective in mite control, its side effects and lessening effectiveness over time make it hard to recommended compared to other mite control methods.

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Apistan vs Apivar Comparison Review

Apistan vs Apivar - Dead Bees

This article compares Apistan vs Apivar - how they work, their effectiveness and suitability among other things. The similarities and differences between the two miticides are also detailed in this article. It will help beekeepers make the right choices about miticides for use in their apiaries. Additionally, this article helps beekeepers avoid causing miticide resistance in Varroa mites.

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Bayvarol Varroa Mite Treatment Review

Bayvarol Varroa Mite Treatment Strips

One of the biggest impacts of varroa mite infestation is colony collapse that is fueled by winter challenges such as food shortage, extremely low temperatures, and predisposition to pests and diseases. If the mites are left uncontrolled, even strong bee colonies can be wiped out in a matter of months. Varroa mites have ferocious appetite and enjoy a shorter life cycle giving them an edge over the honey bee. The Bayvarol strips helps in the diagnosis and treatment of varroa mites. It comprises Flumethrin as its active ingredient. In this article, we will discuss its efficacy and usage.

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Mann Lake DC-799 Apivar Review

Mann Lake DC-799 Apivar

Mite control is a major concern for every beekeeper. The Mann Lake DC-799 Apivar is an efficient way to control mites in your apiary. It is an in-hive method of mite control for beekeepers. It is made by Mann Lake, a trusted supplier of beekeeping supplies. Mann Lake has a number of quality beekeeping equipment in the industry. It recognizes that bees have a role in agriculture around the globe. Mann Lake is employee-owned and has been serving the beekeeping community for a significant period of time.

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