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How do I manage Varroa?

Have you got Varroa mites in your colonies? Are you struggling to manage the problem? Are you looking for tips and information to help you keep Varroa levels under control? Some areas of BeeBase that you may find helpful include:

  • Varroa: A summary of the present status, life cycle and biology of Varroa.
  • Advisory leaflets and training manuals: including publications on 'Managing Varroa'. You will also find four Fact Sheets: 'Estimating Varroa Populations', 'Varroa Control Using Organic Acids', 'Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Control', and 'Simple Integrated Pest Management for Varroa', all of which you can download free of charge.
  • Media Gallery: you can find useful pictures of the symptoms of Varroa damage here.
  • Contact your local bee inspector: general contact details for the NBU and local bee inspectors (England, Scotland and Wales); a further source of free, expert advice, can be found here.

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