Comparison of methods to assess the Varroa mite infestation on honey bees.
Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Bee Department in Pulawy
Research were conducted in Institute of Horticulture in Pulawy according methodology developed for Coloss WG1 group. Comparison of method to asses the Varroa infestation on adult honeybees were done in two apiaries amounted 30 colonies. Apiaries were 50 km away from each other. We use fully deweloped colonies in Dadant hives. We realize icing sugar methods of estimation of Varroa mite and checking the method with soupy solution wash preceded by checking the natural mite fall. In order to obtain data about total varroa mite in colonies we used „short protocol” that starts at the and of June.