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Sugar Roll Kit

Uses the sugar roll method, including everything you need to check for varroa mites.

$21.99

The Varroa Destructor Mite can greatly weaken colonies, potentially leading to their demise if left untreated. This sugar roll kit is an easy, bee-safe option to obtain a mite count, helping you understand the status of your colonies.

Usage

  • Shake a frame from the edge of the brood nest into a plastic dish pan. Be careful not to shake the queen
  • Scoop 300 bees (about 1/2 cup) into a wide-mouth mason jar
  • Cap with 1/8 inch hardware cloth
  • Add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • Roll the jar gently for about a minute
  • Set in the shade for exactly two minutes
  • Shake vigorously over a light-colored surface or bowl for exactly one minute
  • Spray with water to dissolve sugar and show presence of mites
  • Count mites. The infection rate is the number counted divided by 3.

Kit Includes:

  • Spray bottle
  • 1 lb of confectioners sugar
  • Mason jar
  • Screened lid
  • Plastic dishpan
  • Styrofoam plate
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