- Whatever method you choose, the important thing to remember is to regularly check your hives.
- Keeping an accurate varroa count means you can hit them when the numbers rise.
- Use the sugar-shake method to check the numbers.
- Keeping a corflute board underneath your ventilated hive base enables you to keep an eye on the varroa drop.
Hive World's recommended treatments:
- Six-monthly alternate treatment of Bayvarol and Apivar strips.
- Sublimation of Oxalic acid using a Sublimox or Vapmite - 5 x treatments, 5 days apart to catch the brood cycle. This method can be used on a regular basis as varroa does not build resistance.
- Oxalic/Glycerine strips placed in the hive. These can be used all year round when varroa is a problem. Our package bundles come with the correct ratio to mix and make your own strips. For more information on the use of oxalic acid see our blog https://www.hiveworld.co.nz/everything-you-need-to-know-about-oxalic-acid/