Saving bees with proper heat
The Varroa mite is one of the most harmful pests of honeybees worldwide, responsible for up to 30 % of their mortality. As conventional chemical treatments pose no less danger for honeybees, there is a need for an environmentally safe, sustainable alternative to eliminate the Varroa parasite. However, existing techniques are still far from offering enough effective choices. The EU-funded VATOREX project will provide revolutionary change with the Varroa treatment solution based on different heat tolerances of bees and parasites. Thanks to the advanced technology, the Vatorex-System enables an easy, safe, pesticide-free, ecological and more efficient fight to save honeybee populations from the varroa mite, while keeping low sanitary costs and impacts for beekeepers.
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