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Control of the Varroa mite in honeybee colonies by integrating chemotherapy with conventional requeening practice



Control of the Varroa mite in honeybee colonies by integrating chemotherapy with conventional requeening practice



Journal of Apicultural Research 26(2): 98-103



The method described for the control of Varroa jacobsoni in honeybee colonies involves creating a 3-day gap in the presence of sealed brood so that all mites are simultaneously exposed to chemical treatment. Control using two fumigations with Taktic (12.5% amitraz) approached 100%. The method has the advantages of efficiency, low cost, reduced chance of developing mite resistance to acaricides, and low health hazards for both consumer and beekeeper.

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