It’s an irritating affair for the Varroa mites: Formic acid is popular among beekeepers to protect their honey bees from these dangerous parasites. But if it’s applied incorrectly, the acid can also harm the bees. A new study sheds light on the process.
// Formic acid is an important tool for beekeepers to fight the Varroa mite.
// Bayer researchers investigated what the most optimal process was for application of the acid.