The 2022 Colony loss survey has brought to light some interesting findings.
Important point to note: There has been a 20% increase in loss of hives due to varroa AND 15% of all beekeepers did not treat for varroa!
The other interesting fact is the number of beekeepers who are now using oxalic/glycerine strips.
Over 25% of all beekeepers are now using oxalic strips.
72% of those using strips say they were “mostly” or “completely” successful. This is an encouraging sign showing the effectiveness of this tool in the beekeepers anti-varroa arsenal.
We want to emphasise the importance of hitting varroa with all the tools at our disposal to remain on top of this problem. Varroa-weakened hives succumb more quickly to robbing, wasp attack and climatic difficulties. Give your bees the best chance of healthy survival.
Talk to us about the use of oxalic/glycerine strips or go to https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/product-category/hive-management/bee-health/varroa-treatments/