Apiguard is a sophisticated, patented slow release gel that ensures correct dosage of its active ingredient, thymol. Thymol is a naturally occurring substance derived from the plant thyme. Apiguard is a natural treatment to control varroa mite populations in honeybee colonies. Tests show that Apiguard also helps to control tracheal mites / Acarine and chalkbrood.
Apistan is probably the best and simplest defence against the varroa mite. Since the 1980s it has been the benchmark treatment and is now registered for use in more than 40 countries. It is very easy to apply – simply insert two strips in the brood box of a standard colony for six weeks at the end of the season. Unfortunately, mis-use of pyrethroids has accelerated natural biological processes which means that in some areas resistant mites have...
VitaFeed Gold is a natural extract based on natural beet extract and molasses and is administered as a liquid feed. Developed over several years and thoroughly tested in field trials, VitaFeed Gold is becoming increasingly important in strengthening honeybee colonies in the face of the ongoing unexplained large-scale losses of honeybee colonies across the world.
Vita’s Honeybee Swarm Attractant Wipe helps to attract passing swarms, and to lure swarms temporarily hanging in trees and other awkward places into a skep or box containing the swarm attractant. It will even reduce the risks of swarms leaving the apiary if a bait hive contains the attractant. It comes in a small sachet and resembles a cleansing wipe. It is impregnated with essential oils extracted from plants.
Beetle Blaster is a patented trap to control populations of Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida). In late 2014 the Small Hive Beetles (SHB) was discovered to be well established in southern Italy. Much of Europe is now thought to be at risk of SHB invasion.