The Varroa Easy Check is used to check for varroa mites using the alcohol wash or sugar shake method.
Watch the video on how to use the device https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxYE2LLTYAo
Please note that this is the original device manufactured by French company Veto-Pharma. There is also a copy of this device available from a number of online retailers at a cheaper price. We have chosen to stock only the original product at this time.
Checking for arthropod pests is a requirement under the new Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice:
"3.2 In at least 2 inspections per year (at a minimum of 4 consecutive calendar months apart) at least one hive in each apiary must be examined for the presence of arthropod pests, including Varroa and Tropilaelaps mites, using one of the following methods: a. Sugar shake b. Alcohol wash c. Drone uncapping"