Honey bee tracheal mites are parasitic mites that can be controlled with the registered product Mite-A-Thol, or with grease patties which are made from sugar and vegetable shortening. Few beekeepers reported using either of these control methods and no significant difference were found between beekeepers whom used or did not use one of the control methods. However, since few respondents used these products, the results are difficult to interpret. Valid responses indicated that 60 beekeepers used Mite-A-Thol while 3,077 did not, and 67 beekeepers reported using grease patties while 3,542 did not.
Mite-A-Thol Product Used
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