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Dear beekeeper,

In order to understand why the Varroa mite is still being found among bee colonies it is essential to know about the processes that lead to this.

It is also important to know that varroa is not so much a parasite, but a so-called opportunistic parasite. This means that parasitizing only occurs under certain circumstances, for example if the bee colonies are weakened and in presence of certain bacteria.

If beekeepers want to ensure that varroa numbers are kept to a minimum then they must ensure that the circumstances that favor the mites do not arise.

If beekeepers want to prevent damage from varroa, they must prevent the bee colonies from becoming weakened and ensure that certain bacteria do not gain the upper hand. Bee colonies become weakened if the bees, or bee colonies, have too little energy to fulfill all their functions, such as the tasks within the colony and maintaining their immune system.

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To tackle the ‘varroa problem’ additional measures are required than simply ‘combating varroa’. One obvious route would be to influence the underlying processes.

Two aspects should be addressed: 1. preventing anaerobic conditions arising that favor the mites above the bees. 2. reducing the likelihood of bacterial processes that play a role in infection, and that can weaken the bee colony, from taking hold. Click here for a more detailed explanation of what we think causes the ‘varroa problem’ »
What is Ferro-Bee®?
Ferro-Bee® is a ferrous formulation. It also contains components that promote iron absorption. Ferro-Bee® has been developed based on our fundamental scientific insights into the processes that cause bees die and disappear. Read more about Ferro-Bee® »
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