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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



A new method for controlling the mite Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies, which integrates chemotherapy with normal requeening practice, is described. By creating a 3-day gap in the presence of sealed brood all mites are simultaneously exposed to chemical treatment. Control using two fumigations with Takti (amitraz 12.5%) approached 100%. The method has the advantages of efficiency, low cost, reduced change of developing mite resistance to acaricide, and low health hazards for both consumer and beekeeper. Only 5-10 days of egg-laying are lost during confinement of the queen.

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