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ECO-FRIENDLY AND BREAKTHROUGH MITE TREATMENT FOR HONEY BEES

Project description

Eco-friendly solution for honeybee protection

The Varroa mite represents one of the leading causes of honeybee mortality and severely impacts Europe’s 17 million beehives. Methods to confront the parasite rely on chemical treatments that also pose a serious threat to bee populations. Hyperthermia is an alternative method aiming to replace chemical treatment, but it has low efficiency. The EU-funded VATOREX project proposes a solution developed by Swiss company Vatorex AG, which specialises in efficient and eco-friendly methods designed for Varroa mite extinction. The solution comprises heating the brood combs directly from the inside at temperatures tolerated by the bees, thus keeping the hive safe and resulting in significant total cost reductions across the entire honey production process. Moreover, it is fully aligned with EU initiatives for biodiversity and pollination protection.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020-4

Coordinator

VATOREX AG
Net EU contribution
€ 1 642 975,25
Address
Attikerstrasse 10
8542 Wiesendangen
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 041 657,25