Double Screen Jar Varroa Mite Counter Features:
- Comprised of 2 plastic containers with screened mesh lid
- High level of accuracy
- Straightforward to use
Varroa Mite Counter Use:
The double screen jar Varroa Mite counter is a reliable, professional way to test your hives for Varroa Mite levels. It works well with either the powdered sugar method or the alcohol wash method. Made of two containers joined by a screened lid, the screen keeps the bees on one side and the Varroa Mites on the other. Through accurately measuring the level of infestation you have in your hive, you can then decide which treatments will give your hive the best chance of recovery.
To use, place a half cup of alcohol in one of the jars, and add a half cup of bees to the jar containing the alcohol. Quickly screw the jars back together, and shake the bees vigorously for 60-90 seconds. Turn the jar upside down so that all of the alcohol drains into the bottom jar. Count the mites and divide the total by three. This gives you the percentage of mites in your hive.