Varroa Mite Control
Apiguard® is a natural product to control varroa in honeybee colonies. Tests show that it also helps to control tracheal mites 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 50 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.
The Bee Gym helps honeybees control varroa mite populations. It has a framework of wires which enable bees to scrape varroa mites off their backs, and flippers and scrapers tohelp them remove mites from their abdomen. The Bee Gym should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to varroa control.
Diagnostic Test Kits
The Vita American Foulbrood (AFB) Diagnostic Test Kit enables beekeepers and bee inspectors to test for AFB in honeybee larvae and to obtain the results immediately and easily in the apiary.
The Vita European Foulbrood (EFB) Diagnostic Test Kit enables beekeepers and bee inspectors to test for EFB in honeybee larvae and to obtain the results immediately and easily in the apiary.
Wax Moth Control
B401 (also known as Certan) is a preventative treatment that controls wax moth. It is a safe and environmentally friendly product based on a concentrated solution of Bacillus thuringiensis, a micro-organism.
Developed over several years and thoroughly tested in field trials, Vita Feed 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 Feed Gold contains no antibiotics and experience shows that it is very effective at rebuilding strength in colonies weakened by diarrhoea.
Vita’s Swarm attractant Wipe is a low cost way to catch swarms, even ones originating in your own apiary.
ApiShield is a patented hornet and wasp trap from Vita. ApiShield safeguards your bees from the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) and other flying pests including wasps, wax moth and robber bees.
Beetle Blaster is a patented trap to control populations of Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida).