Which mite wash release agent works best?
Randy Oliver, of ScientificBeekeeping.com, shares his experiment and its results in this detailed article, first published in American Bee Journal, 2020.
Refining the Mite Wash: Part 4 – Comparing the Release Agents
by Randy Oliver
As I tested different release agents for varroa monitoring, I was often surprised by the results, which then raised new questions about why some worked better than others. So I ran a number of experiments in order to tease out possible answers.