Beekeepers Sugar Shake
Check for varroa mite and other arthropod pests, with a Waggle & Forage Beekeepers Sugar Shake.
With a stainless steal mesh lid, we've included instructions on the label and the phone number to the exotic plant and pest hotline, which is your first contact point if you discover anything suspicious.
Made in Kyneton, Victoria.
Please note, you will need icing sugar to complete this test. Please see video below.
Beekeepers: How to Perform a Sugar Shake Test. Watch our video here:
For further information check out this Sugar Shake Fact Sheet from Plant Health Australia.
Just a friendly reminder to all Victorian Beekeepers:
Livestock Disease Control Regulation - Reg74B - In Victoria, a beekeeper must test one hive per apiary for the presence of arthropod bee disease, two or more times a year. The test must include a drone uncapping and a sugar shake or alcohol wash.
Varroa Mite - Further Information
For the best information relating to Varroa Mite, check out the Agriculture Victoria's BeeAware page here.