Bee Squad Varroa Mite Testing Kit

Bee Squad Varroa Mite Testing Kit

Author: 
Minnesota Extension
ISBN: 
281000009626B
Binding:
Non-book Item
$20.00
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Description: 

The Bee Squad has made it easier for beekeepers to monitor varroa mite levels in their honey bee colonies. Everything you need to perform a powdered sugar roll test is in one convenient tub!

This kit includes:

  • a tub for collecting the bee sample and for displaying mites at the final mite count.
  • a scoop with a 100ml mark to measure 300 bees (standard sample size)
  • a jar with a mesh screen for separating the bees from the mites
  • 1lb of powdered sugar for the test
  • a bottle for water to dissolve the sugar in order to see the mites clearly
  • brochure with instructions


  • Proceeds from the sales of the Varroa Mite Testing Kit will be used to fund MiteCheck, a beekeeper citizen science project.

    Orders of 10 or more must be processed directly through the Bee Squad Office. They can be reached at 612-624-8989 or via e-mail at beesquad@umn.edu.

    Questions about purchasing Extension materials? Please click here to visit our CONTACT US page and select "Extension" as the category when submitting your inquiry.

    Description: 

    The Bee Squad has made it easier for beekeepers to monitor varroa mite levels in their honey bee colonies. Everything you need to perform a powdered sugar roll test is in one convenient tub!

    This kit includes:

  • a tub for collecting the bee sample and for displaying mites at the final mite count.
  • a scoop with a 100ml mark to measure 300 bees (standard sample size)
  • a jar with a mesh screen for separating the bees from the mites
  • 1lb of powdered sugar for the test
  • a bottle for water to dissolve the sugar in order to see the mites clearly
  • brochure with instructions


  • Proceeds from the sales of the Varroa Mite Testing Kit will be used to fund MiteCheck, a beekeeper citizen science project.

    Orders of 10 or more must be processed directly through the Bee Squad Office. They can be reached at 612-624-8989 or via e-mail at beesquad@umn.edu.

    Questions about purchasing Extension materials? Please click here to visit our CONTACT US page and select "Extension" as the category when submitting your inquiry.