Sampling for Varroa Mites from a Honey Bee Brood Nest

Carolyn Breece and Ramesh Sagili
EM 9147 | June 2016


Knowing the levels of Varroa mites in your apiary and understanding the effects of their presence will enable you to make an educated decision on your treatment plan. This video demonstrates two methods for sampling a colony for varroa mites: the alcohol wash and the powdered sugar shake.

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