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Beekeeping Mite Observation Board

Monitor for Mites in Your Hive

Item Number: HB121

$4.99

Backordered. Available: 02/15/2016

$4.99

Backordered. Available: 02/15/2016

Description

Use this observation board to track the number of mites in your hive. Can be cut to size with scissors or a paper cutter, but please measure carefully first.

  • Peel cover paper from adhesive board
  • Place mesh screen over adhesive board
  • Slide unit through existing entrance on bottom board *If more than 100 mites are caught within 48 hours, a chemical treatment may be needed.
  • Contact your state apiarist for guidelines. Researchers have found that as many as 40% of live young Varroa mites simply fall to the bottom of the hive, then crawl back up looking for a honey bee to begin feeding on.

Place this under a screened bottom board for observation. Not UV-resistant so do not leave this in the sun.

Characteristics

Beekeeping Equipment Beekeeping Tools
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Videos & Articles

Videos

Articles

August 6, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Varroa mites are out to get the bees in your hive. A horrible (and relatively new) problem in the apian world, varroa mites can wipe out a hive in one season. How to control varroa mites In our new video… read more »

Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs.

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