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Jenter Varroa Stop


Jenter Varroa Stop

The set contains 2 devices for 2 bee colonies

The basic idea:
The brood-free phases outside of winter are always problematic for varroa mites. They lose their ability to reproduce relatively quickly. Wild bee colonies use this natural defense system with broodless phases effectively when swarming. The swarm of bees is only slightly infested, the swarmed colony goes into a long brood-free phase. The mites age or are lost with the adult bees.

Confining the queen into small cages during the bee season, followed by chemical treatment, is a well-known technique to enforce brood-free periods during the season. However, some queens lose their acceptance in the bee colony.

On the other hand, the open bee brood acts like a magnet for varroa mites. Therefore, biotechnical methods, such as the honeycomb method, can be used successfully to decimate the Varroa population in the bee colony. However, capped brood combs, in which only some of the cells are actually parasitized, have to be removed and destroyed.

The newly developed Jenter VarroaSTOP combines both systems in an elegant way, without chemical control methods becoming necessary or entire brood combs having to be destroyed.

The principle of action:
In the Jenter VarroaSTOP, the queen’s radius of action is limited to a small, unilaterally incubated cell area with around 250 brood cells. The queen lives stress-free with her court and the brood in the cage. The nurse bees can pass through the cage from both sides and care for this brood unhindered. The Varroa mites use this last breeding area in the colony for the planned reproduction.

After all cells have been capped, the rear wall of the Jenter VarroaSTOP with the attached brood cells is removed and immediately replaced with a new rear wall with a middle wall. The queen remains in the cage for another breeding cycle. The removed brood is destroyed. Alternatively, the cells can be decapitated and washed out for the next use of the honeycomb piece.

Only when all the brood in the colony has hatched and the last mites have been caught in the covered brood area of ​​the Jenter VarroaSTOP is the queen released via the removable cover on the front of the Jenter VarroaSTOP or replaced by a young queen. The comb with the Jenter VarroaSTOP can be left in the colony for future use.

The result:
The Jenter VarroaSTOP can be built into a frame very easily. The thickness of the honeycomb does not change. In contrast to the honeycomb bags, no honeycombs have to be removed.

The queen can create brood in phases and thus retains her attractiveness in the bee colony.
The Varroa mites are almost completely removed from the colony by multiple brood removal. The use of chemical treatment agents can be dispensed with.

The article consists of the following individual parts:

  • 2 x Absperrgitter VS
  • 2 x Deckel VS
  • 4 x Abdeckplatte VS
  • detailed operating instructions


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Jenter Varroa Stop