Summer in Córdoba (Spain): natural period of “brood interruption” for the control of Varroa infestations.
Apoidea. Spin-off from University of Córdoba.
Córdoba usually reaches very high temperatures for Summer. Temperature average higher than 40ºC was reached for July 2015. Majority of colonies were with brood interruption for August. Then treatments with commercial products based on oxalic acid (Ecoxal®) and amitraz (Apitraz®) were applied. The results will be presented and discussed. Summer in South European Countries can be considered as Winter in North European Countries and an opportunity to treat against Varroa for natural period of brood interruption.