How to treat varroa mites ?
There are many ways to treat varroa mites, but it is important to choose a method that is effective and safe for the bees. Chemical treatments are the most common, but they can be harmful to bees in the long term. Natural treatments are a safer alternative, but they may be less effective.
Why treat varroa mites?
Varroa mites are parasitic mites that infest bee colonies. They attach themselves to adult bees and brood, and feed on their blood. Varroa mites can have a negative impact on the health of bees and can lead to their death.
Here are some of the reasons why it is important to treat varroa mites:
- Varroa mites can weaken bee colonies. Bees infested with varroa mites are more likely to get sick and die. Weakened colonies are more likely to succumb to harsh winters or disease.
- Varroa mites can transmit diseases to bees. Varroa mites can carry viruses and bacteria that can infect bees. These diseases can weaken bees and reduce their ability to produce honey.
- Varroa mites can reduce honey production. Bees infested with varroa mites devote more energy to fighting the parasites. This can reduce their ability to collect nectar and pollen, which can lead to lower honey production.
When to treat varroa mites?
The ideal time to treat varroa mites is in spring, just before the queens lay their eggs. At that time, the bee population is still low and the bees are more resistant to treatments.
If treatment is not carried out in spring, it is possible to do it in summer or autumn. However, it is important to note that treatments done in summer or fall may be less effective because bees are more sensitive to chemicals.
It is also important to treat varroa mites regularly, every 12 to 18 months. This will keep varroa populations low and protect bee colonies.
Here are some tips for determining the ideal time to treat varroa mites:
- Carry out regular varroa control. You can use a varroa mite tester to count the number of mites in the hive. If the varroa rate is greater than 2 to 3 varroa per bee, treatment is necessary.
- Observe the health of your colonies. If your colonies are weak or you see signs of disease, it is important to treat varroa mites.
- Consult an experienced beekeeper. An experienced beekeeper can help you determine the ideal time to treat varroa mites based on the specific conditions in your area.
How to treat varroa mites?
There are many ways to treat varroa mites, but it is important to choose a method that is effective and safe for the bees. The Stop Varroa treatment is the only one to eliminate 100% of varroa mites. It can also be used in organic beekeeping. Stop Varroa is safe for bees and will not poison your honey.
To eliminate varroa mites, simply:
- Shake the treatment solution and make sure there is no sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
- Put on your beekeeping suit and open the hive.
- Lift the frames one by one and spray the bees with the solution on both sides. The treatment will be more effective if there is an even distribution of the treatment solution.
- Don't worry about bees outside the hive when applying the treatment. They will also be treated thanks to the fact that the solution attracts bees and spreads between them by friction.
- After 24 hours you can open the hive to see the impact of the treatment. The treatment will protect your hives from varroa mites for an entire year. After a year, we advise you to reapply the treatment solution as a preventative measure, even if your hive is not affected by varroa mites.
What are the benefits of Stop Varroas treatment ?
The benefits of Stop Varroa treatment are as follows:
- Eradicates varroa in 24 hours.
- Suitable for organic beekeeping. Our treatment is safe for your bees.
- The only treatment that guarantees a 100% success rate. Satisfied or refunded guarantee.
- Simple application directly to both sides of the frame using a sprayer.
- Can be applied all year round, in all weather and temperature conditions.
- Economical: 1 liter can treat 20 hives.
- Long-lasting: the treatment provides protection against varroa for one year .
It is important to note that the effectiveness of any varroa treatment can depend on a variety of factors, including the method of application, the timing of treatment and the initial level of infestation. Therefore, it is recommended to carefully follow the manufacturer's instructions and regularly monitor the condition of your colonies to ensure treatment success.