Tag Archives: Varroa Mites

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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Apivar vs Apiguard Comparison Review

Apivar vs Apiguard - Mite in a Beehive

Varroa mite control in beekeeping is important to prevent losses and colony collapse. The Varroa mite attacks both adult bees and brood, though they tend to prefer the brood of drone bees. Left unchecked, Varroa mites will prey on worker bee brood as well. Beekeepers have a number of options to use in controlling honey bee mites. This article compares two popular mite control methods - Apivar vs Apiguard. There are various companies manufacturing and selling Apivar and Apiguard under varying trade names.

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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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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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Mann Lake DC301 Hop Guard Varroa Mite Treatment Review

Mann Lake DC301 Hop Guard Varroa Mite Treatment

The Mann Lake DC301 Hop Guard Varroa Mite Treatment comes from a reputed beekeeping supplies company. Mann Lake has an impressive array of quality products for both beginner and professional beekeepers. This treatment utilizes natural forming compounds from hops (from the hop plant) to control Varroa mites in your beehive. It can be applied several times in a year and does not harm bees. In this review we'll discuss its usage and how effective it is.

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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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