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Control of Varroa

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This book provides vital insights and methods for the detection and control of Varroa. Including a chapter on varroa detection and surveillance tools.

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Control of Varroa

A guide on the identification and control of Varroa mite. By M. Goodwin & M. Taylor

The guide aims to give beekeepers the practical tools they will

need to minimise the effects of varroa while continuing to produce

wholesome bee products and provide vital pollination services.

The guide reviews the world literature on varroa control and puts

the information in a straightforward, easy-to-reference form that

will be useful to all beekeepers, whether they are hobbyists, or

commercial producers.

The 3rd edition of this book contains improved photographs and several updates on important topics including:

  • Pest identification guides
  • The importance of monitoring varroa populations to ensure treatments have worked
  • Treatment timing
  • Case studies

Note: this book is written in accordance with New Zealand agricultural laws and for an endemic varroa control environment. Please check the registration and biosecurity status of all treatments and pests in your jurisdiction.

For more information on varroa please see our blog series here

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    Andrew Bray
    Control of Varroa

    An excellent up-to-date, practically useful book, based on New Zealand experience combating varroa destructor mites in honey bees, but also including information on other relevant international experiences and research. It is well structured, science based, and includes specific information on the mite's life cycle within bee colonies, the use, benefits, limitations, and drawbacks of various chemical miticide treatments, on various colony management strategies that can help slow mite population growth, and compares alternative methods of "testing" to determine whether mite loads are high enough for chemical treatment to be advisable. Chemical contamination of honey and wax , and management to minimise these are also covered, as are the development of miticide resistance, and efforts to breed more "hygienic" bees that remove mites while they are developing inside the bee brood cells.
    As an amateur beekeeper in Australia, I've found the book a believable source of authoritative information at a time when local experience is lacking.

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    Andrea Opdam
    Control is important

    Control is important however the current strategy has become out of hand and we must move forward towards managing. We are currently destroying our bee population at an alarming rate. We should be building not destroying. Varroa is manageable if bee keepers are given the tools and knowledge

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    Andrew Bray
    Control of Varroa

    An excellent up-to-date, practically useful book, based on New Zealand experience combating varroa destructor mites in honey bees, but also including information on other relevant international experiences and research. It is well structured, science based, and includes specific information on the mite's life cycle within bee colonies, the use, benefits, limitations, and drawbacks of various chemical miticide treatments, on various colony management strategies that can help slow mite population growth, and compares alternative methods of "testing" to determine whether mite loads are high enough for chemical treatment to be advisable. Chemical contamination of honey and wax , and management to minimise these are also covered, as are the development of miticide resistance, and efforts to breed more "hygienic" bees that remove mites while they are developing inside the bee brood cells.
    As an amateur beekeeper in Australia, I've found the book a believable source of authoritative information at a time when local experience is lacking.

    A
    Andrea Opdam
    Control is important

    Control is important however the current strategy has become out of hand and we must move forward towards managing. We are currently destroying our bee population at an alarming rate. We should be building not destroying. Varroa is manageable if bee keepers are given the tools and knowledge

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