Native Irish Honey Bee Society – Apis mellifera mellifera

Native Irish Honey Bee Society
Apis mellifera mellifera

Varroa monitoring shakers

These are available from:

Mill Lane Beekeeping tel. 086-2403152 or 086-8599833

The most accurate way to estimate mite levels is to take a sample of 300 bees and shake them in icing sugar to dislodge the mites.

if you are participating in the project shakers will be provided free of charge via your regional NIHBS rep.



See here for method.

4 Responses

  1. I only have couple of hives and I would like to purchase only one varroa monitoring shaker.
    Could you quote price with postage & packing? I am on the Isle of Wight.
    Thank you
    Ann Hutchins

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for taking my call earlier.

    I have 20 hives in north county Dublin on keelings fruit farm. I have just purchased them and feel they have high mite levels.

    I would like to start icing sugar shaking them ASAP. If you could put me in contact with the cordinator that would be fantastic and if you could supply me with a shaker in the meanwhile that would be great too 🙂

    Look forward to hearing from you

    Very kind regards
    Denis Kenny

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