Bee surveillance: Alcohol washing tutorial

Alcohol washing is a quick and effective surveillance activity to detect the presence and monitor the level of Varroa mites and Tropilaelaps mites.

This video tutorial, presented by Rod Bourke, Bee Biosecurity Officer for NSW and Bianca Giggins, Varroa Coordinator at the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, shows you the materials needed and the steps to follow when performing an alcohol wash.