Honeybee health treatments, medicines and products
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 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.
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 immune systems in the face of the ongoing unexplained large-scale losses of honeybee colonies across the world. Vita Feed Gold contains no antibiotics but experience shows that it is very effective when applied to colonies infected with Nosema.
Vita Feed Green is a liquid feed ideally suited for colony strengthening in preparation for winter, or build-up in springtime, and provides a wide spectrum of protection.
Vita’s Swarm attractant Wipe is a low cost way to catch swarms, even ones originating in your own apiary.