Bee Squad Varroa Mite Testing Kit

Bee Squad Varroa Mite Testing Kit

Minnesota Extension

The University of Minnesota Bee Squad and Extension partnered with Michigan State University to make it easier for beekeepers to monitor varroa mite levels in their honey bee colonies. Items you need to perform an alcohol wash are in one convenient tub! Alcohol not included.


  • a tub for collecting the bee sample and for displaying mites at the final mite count
  • a 1/2 cup scoop to measure 300 bees (standard sample size)
  • two jars with a mesh screen for separating the bees from the mites
  • two solid jar lids for shaking the sample and storing alcohol
  • a plastic handheld magnifying glass to better see the mites
  • a brochure with instructions

Proceeds from the sales of the Varroa Mite Testing Kit will be used to fund beekeeping education.


  • Order 10 - 49 kits for a 10% discount ($28.80 per kit)
  • Order 50 - 99 kits for a 20% discount ($25.60 per kit)
  • Order 100 or more kits for a 30% discount ($22.40 per kit)

(information regarding how we process bulk order discounts below)


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If you are ordering a quantity that qualifies for a bulk order discount shown above, please note that our website does not AUTOMATICALLY apply the discount. When you submit your order, it will appear that you are being charged the full price. DO NOT WORRY! Your confirmation email will show the non-discounted rate, but we will process payment at the discounted rate.

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