Assessment of alternative summer methods for Varroa control – COLOSS study 2016/2017

The COLOSS - VARROA CONTROL TASKFORCE took step forward and developed two protocols for initiating an international study entitled: ”Assessment of alternative summer methods for Varroa control”. The protocols (Brood interruption with queen caging and Brood removal) in details describe the methodology for implementation of a study for the forthcoming seasons in 2016 and 2017. If applicable under your working and environmental conditions, we strongly recommend implementation of both protocols in a single study. However, the practical organization of this study will be discussed on the forthcoming COLOSS - VARROA CONTROL TASKFORCE workshop in Croatia (Unije) from 19 to 20 May 2016. The official workshop announcement will follow soon.

For further information concerning your participation in the study please contact Dr. Aleksandar Uzunov (