If your think your bees may have Varroa mites, then this is the solution.
Catch 200 bees from the brood frame (avoid catching the queen).
Anesthetise them with CO2 gas. After 10-20 seconds shake the Varroa counter for 10 seconds.
The Varroa mites are also affected by the anesthetic and will fall off the bees.
They are easy to count and it's easy to evaluate the number of mites in your hive.
The anesthetised bees will wake up after a short while and return into the hive.
Easy and simple and gentle on the bees.
Incl. CO2 dosing arrangement with 2 x 16 gram CO2 bottles (enough for up to 12 tests). New CO2 bottles can be ordered.TIP: use the CO2 dispenser gently in the beginning, since the bottle is under high pressure.
Height 15cm, Diameter 10cm. Includes 2 x CO2 Small Cylinders.