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Drone Frames For Varroa Control

While we don’t have this problem here yet, it’s worth watching how others are dealing with the issue. There have been a number of methods suggested for Varroa Destructor mite management, ranging from chemical treatments and vaporisers to frames designed for drone brood. Varroa mites prefer drones as their longer development cycle fits their mating and hatching times. This article from Japan describes a non-chemical approach that appears to be effective in reducing mite load.