Vita researches, develops, manufactures and markets a range of honeybee health treatments and products worldwide. Vita has distributors in over 60 countries and a product range that includes Apistan and Apiguard for Varroa control; enhanced liquid feeds Vita Feed Gold and Vita Feed Green; AFB and EFB Diagnostic Kits; ApiShield wasp and hornet protection; Swarm Attractant and B401. With a rigorous and ethical approach to research and development into honeybee health, Vita has no commercial interests in crop pesticides or crop breeding that may be harmful to honeybees.
The 2014 Vita international photo competition is open for entries. Winners’ photographs will appear in the 2015 Vita Calendar and there will also be a special prize for the best.
Beekeepers now have a weapon to counter the Asian hornet, a new invasive honeybee pest that is threatening honeybee colonies across Europe.
Could feral colonies be a reservoir for varroa-tolerant bees? New research suggests not. Abandoning Varroa treatment could leave colonies dangerously exposed.