A three in one tool for counting Varroa Mites, you can remove mites from the bees using an alcohol wash (preferred), CO2 injection (pricing to be very efficient and does not kill your bees) or a sugar shake (the least efficient), this will give you a snapshot of the mites in your hive. It makes counting mites very easy by keeping the bees in a strainer and only allowing varroa mites to pass through the bottom screen. You can use before treatment to see if you are below the mite threshold and it is absolutely critical to use after your treatment to ensure the treatment was effective. Most of the time, user error causes issues with the treatment but occasionally, the product it’s self is at fault.
*Pro Tip – The most common issue we see is failure to check for your queen. Ensure you do not scoop her up when collecting bees for this wash. Learn how to spot your queen WITHOUT a paint dot!!!
*With the shortage of alcohol during the pandemic, some commercial beekeepers were able to use certain types of windshield washing fluid but if at all possible and it’s available, we recommend using rubbing alcohol.
*Varroa Mites are a HUGE problem and the #1 natural cause of a colonies mortality. (#1 is actually the beekeeper). Please research Varroa and understand alllllll of the different treatment options and the mite it’s self by clicking The Honeybee Health Coalition non profit site
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