Control of ectoparasitic mite Tropilaelaps clareae infesting Apis mellifera with fluvalinate
Sharma, S.D.; Kashyap, N.P.; Raj, D.; Kumar, A.
Indian Journal of Plant Protection 24(1-2): 6-9
Three concentrations of fluvalinate viz., 5, 10 and 15 ppm were tested against T. clareae and it was found out that higher concentrations (15 and 10 ppm) were quite effective in eliminating T. clareae from A. mellifera colonies. The infested colonies became mite free in 23-24 days with these concentrations. However lower concentration could be used as a prophylactic measure against the mite.