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Control of Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) on honeybees by aromatic oils and plant materials



Control of Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) on honeybees by aromatic oils and plant materials



Sultan Qaboos University Journal for Scientific Research Agricultural Sciences 8(1): 15-20



The effect of several volatile plant oils, plant materials and fluvalinate (Apistan) strips on the control of the mite Varroa destructor infesting honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies was studied. The volatile oils were: clove, lavender, peppermint, sage, and thyme. The plant materials were cumin fruits, eucalyptus leaves and worm wood flowers. For each tested material, three treatment periods were carried out. Each period lasted for 24 days followed by eight days of no-treatment.

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