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 to help them remove mites from their abdomen. The Bee Gym should be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management approach to varroa control.
To ensure the health of your honey bee colonies, it is essential to regularly monitor and check varroa mite levels. If you’re not sure how to monitor varroa mite infestation in your colonies, VarroCheck is the answer. VarroCheck is an accurate and reliable mite shaker, ready to go whenever you need to check the health of your bees.
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.
VitaFeed Nutri is a rigorously tested, GMO-free nutritional supplement that can be used at almost any time of year to promote controlled colony growth, boost colony health and increase honey production.
VitaFeed Power is a nutritional stimulant packed with easily-available essential amino acids and vitamins. VitaFeed Power should be used in spring to stimulate egg laying and accelerate colony growth. VitaFeed Power is scientifically formulated and rich in vitamins, nucleotides and free amino acids, specifically developed to boost your bees.
VitaFeed Patty is a rigorously tested, GMO-free, protein-rich feed that boosts honey bee health, increases brood area and increases honey production. VitaFeed Patty can be used during autumn and spring to increase colony strength and promote controlled colony growth.
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. VitaFeed 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.
Beetle Blaster is a patented trap to control populations of Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida).
HiveGate safeguards your bees from wasps (yellowjackets), robbing bees, the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), wax moths and other pests and predators. HiveGate also enables better control of temperature and relative humidity within the hive, reducing stress and workload and increasing productivity.