Pest Management & Medications

Bee hive pest management and medication application are important issues to know about as a beekeeper. We recommend regular sugar shakes or 24 hour drop Varroa tests to keep track of your mite levels. Avoid putting undue stress on your bees and use pest control treatments in your hive only when necessary.

In addition to Varroa mite treatments like Formic Pro, we carry products to treat, prevent, or test for Wax Moth, American and European Foulbrood, Nosema, Small Hive Beetle, and mice. Use these pest tests and treatments to keep your hive healthy and productive.

As beekeepers now need permission from a veterinarian to administer antibiotics to treat American Foulbrood, we stopped selling these antibiotics January 1, 2017. Dr. Chris Cripps, Betterbee part-owner, beekeeper, and veterinarian is part of the effort to educate veterinarians about honey bee health and antibiotic use. Please visit to learn more.

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