Varroa Easy Check survelliance - Alcohol Wash Device for varroa mites
This Varroa Mite alcohol wash is used to detect varroa mites.
You simply add approx 100ml of alchol (metho is suitable too) into the container, then shake 2 brood frames of bees into another container. Allow the field bees to fly off and scoop approx 300bees into the cage and close the lid.
Shake for 20sec to kill the bees quickly, then swirl for another 30sec to 1 minute.
The mites will instantly be killed and swished off the bees then will fall through the holes in the device and into the base. You can then clearly see if any mites are present.
Contact Plant Health Australia Immediately 1800 084 881 if you suspect any mites.
Note: this is the patented Varroa Easy Check device made in France.