Anticipation builds… As the days become longer and warmer, our curiosity gets the best of us as beekeepers for that inevitable new season visit to the bee yard. Our mind flooded with questions – “Did they survive? Are they going strong?” and so much more.
Each year, several thousand of you use treatments to combat Varroa destructor. These treatments are based on different active substances (amitraz, oxalic acid, thymol, formic acid, tau-fluvalinate, etc.) and offer several methods of action and administration routes (rapid action, long action, contact, trickling, sublimation, etc.).
Ariel Sánchez Soldevila recently joined the Véto-pharma team as Europe Sales Manager last September. Born in the beautiful island of Cuba, he has been living in France for 18 years and has many years of experience in the veterinary and human pharmaceutical industry.
Phil Craft is a beekeeper, former bee inspector in Kentucky, and the technical advisor for Véto-pharma in the United States. In this article, Phil explains why Spring hive checks are important to assess the condition of the hives, and how to take steps promptly if problems exist.