Varroa Control Deep 8 1/2" X 16 3/4" Drone Comb Plain No Wire (Medium Brood) - 50 Pack
8 1/2" x 16 3/4" Medium Brood Drone Comb Foundation. 50 Sheets per package.
Did you know Varroa mites are attracted to developing drone brood much more than they are attracted to worker brood? By using a few frames of drone comb you can lure Varroa mites to the developing drone brood, and the mites become trapped within the drone cell when the bees cap the cells. Remove the frame of capped drone cells. Put it in a plastic bag in your freezer overnight to kill mites. Remove from the freezer and let warm. With the cappings scratcher, break open the drone cells. Then, put the frame back into the colony and allow the worker bees to clean out the cells, getting rid of the dead varroa mites and drones. After the queen lays drone eggs in these cells again, this Varroa trapping cycle is repeated. Therefore the above cycle may be repeated to capture and kill more mites. By utilizing this process a large percentage of Varroa mites are naturally eliminated without chemicals.
Ship wt. 9 lbs. per package.
|Shipping Type||Free Shipping|
|Hive Depth Compatible||Deep|
|Treatment Type||Varroa Mite|