Varroa mite boards are also called IPM boards, sticky boards, or slide-in trays, but they can benefit beekeepers and make monitoring for varroa easier. Their job is straightforward: slide into the back of the hive underneath the screen on a screened bottom board.
These boards do not keep pest numbers down on their own but are used to measure the number of varroa mites in a colony of bees. A natural amount of varroa mites fall off the bees, and if this board is placed under the screened bottom board for 24 hours, the mites that fall onto the board can be counted and used to make a varroa control decision.
The checkerboard design is colored to contrast with the brownish-red color of the varroa mite, making it easier to count the varroa mites. The numbered grid helps beekeepers stay organized by counting mites on the board. The board can also be slid into the back of the bottom board to reduce drafts during the winter, assisting your bees in controlling the temperature of their cluster during the winter. 10 Frame boards measure 20" x 15.125" x 2mm / 8 Frame boards measure 20" x 12.625 x 2mm
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