The authors examined with questionnaires the importance of Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans infection in Hungarian apiaries, the control of this parasitosis and the judgement of its effectiveness by the bee-keepers themselves. The 141 answerers corresponded to 39.1% of those asked. On the basis of answers coming from all regions of the country the mite infection is present in all apiaries. Most of the answerers consider varroosis as the most important disease because it causes not rarely the rapid collapse and destruction of wintering colonies. Others consider the control very expensive without experiencing the necessary effectiveness. In each apiaries treatment is carried out at least once a year with different acaricide products. Most of them use Bayvarol and Antivar A. U. V. products and besides Perizin, Varroacid, Apivar, Api-life-var, Gabon PA 92 and Apistan was mentioned. 88.6% of the bee-keepers carry out the checks after the treatment but 23.4% of the answerers do not consider the control of mites effective. On the basis of these data the authors discuss the importance of mite infection and the difficulties in control with chemicals.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
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