Varroa Testing Kit
From the University of Minnesota Bee Squad, in collaboration with University of Maryland and Michigan State University, comes this simple, all-inclusive kit with everything you need to run a Sugar Shake in assessing your Varroa Mite count.
The Sugar Shake is a simple and immediate way to check your colony for Varroa Mites and this Kit makes it even easier. Bump your bees into the container (CAUTION: do not include queen); pour the bees into the measuring cup; transition the bees into the jar with powder sugar; apply the lid to jar and agitate jar to fully coat bees; and shake the bees in the jar against the container lid to catch the loosened mites.
Assess the mite level in your hive to determine if a treatment is needed.
All supplies are included and all parts utilized in the test kit; even the container. Each kit comes with:
- 1 lb. Baking Powdered Sugar
- Plastic Mason Jar w/ Mesh Screen Lid
- ½ Cup Measuring Cup
- Reusable Water Bottle