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Bayer plc,Veterinary Business Group
Eastern Way, Bury St. Edmunds,Suffolk IP32 7AH
Tel: 0284 763200
Data Sheet Ref:- 5,000 / TAW / 5092
Date of Issue of Data:- (unknown, possibly 1992)
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The Varroa mite presents a serious problem to both amateur and professional beekeepers. Left unchecked, it can seriously damage and ultimately destroy entire colonies. This can be disastrous, not just for beekeepers, but also for arable farmers and horticulturists, particularly top-fruit growers, who depend largely on bees for pollination of their crops. And it is bad news for the environment, since bees have an important part to play in maintaining the balance of nature.
Varroasis is a serious problem which demands a professional solution. And Bayer research and development has provided it. A solution which offers effective control with simplicity of use: new Bayvarol Strips.
How to use
Bayvarol Strips are suspended between the combs in the central brood-rearing area in such a way that they are accessible to bees on both sides. Both tabs are bent outwards at the marked fold lines, and hooked over the top of the wooden frame. (See Fig. 1)
For large colonies occupying several brood chambers, two strips can be joined together end to end, making possible their insertion and removal without separating the chambers. (See Fig. 2) In normally developed colonies, four strips should be used, while nuclei and young colonies should receive half that dose. Large colonies should be treated with four strips per brood-chamber, distributed over the central bee spaces.
Fig 1 (left)|
Fig 2 (right)
Originated... Summer 2001, Revised... 18 September 2001, Revised... 17 October 2002, Revised... 24 April 2003, Transferred to New Domain... 13, June 2004,