Double Jar Varroa Mite Counter

$19.95

With this Varroa Mite Counter, you can accurately measure the level of varroa mites in your hive using either the powded sugar or alcohol wash method. The tool enables beekeepers to make informed decisions about how best to tackle the varroa mite and restore the health of their hive.

 

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Description

Measure Your Mite Levels, Fight Varroa

Details
  • Made of 2 Containers & Screened Lid
  • Use with Sugar Method/Alcohol Wash Method
  • Accurate Method to Gauge Varroa Mite % in Hive
  • Simple & Easy-to-use
Use
The Double Jar Varroa Mite Counter is a reliable, professional way to test your hives for Varroa Mite levels, as combined with either the powdered sugar method or alcohol wash method.
Made of two containers joined by a screened lid, the screen keeps the bees on one side and separates the Varroa Mites to the other. Through accurately measuring the level of infestation you have in your hive, you can then decide which of the following treatments that will give your hive the best chance of recovery.
Instructions
  1. Place a half a cup of alcohol in one of the jars.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of nurse bees to the jar with the alcohol.
  3. Screw jars back together quickly.
  4. Shake Bees vigorously for about 60 to 90 seconds.
  5. Turn jar upside down so that all of the alcohol drains into the bottom jar.
  6. Count mites and then divide by 3. This gives you the percentage of mites in your hive.

More information

To learn more about varroa mites, read our blog series:

Varroa Destructor, Honey Bee Reaper
How to Protect Your Hive Against the Varroa Mite
Hawaii and the Varroa Mite: A Case Study

You can also watch the video below:

Additional information

Weight 0.175 lbs
Dimensions 10.5 x 2.5 x 3 in