The Operational Group VARROAFORM, which aim is to develop an effective formulation for the control and prevention of varroatosis in domestic bees, has published the informational video of the project.
The video explains, by the hands of the members of the consortium, the objectives and activities that the project is conducting to provide an innovative solution to the apiculture sector which will reduce the serious economic and environmental consequences of the attacks of V. destructor on hives.
Currently, the project is evaluating the developed formulations in the VARROAFORM experimental apiaries in Galicia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and Canarias, where the beekeepers are assessing the behaviour of the formulations regarding effectiveness, toxicity on bees, ease of application or the influence of climatic conditions.
Further information about VARROAFORM on its website: https://varroaform.es/
VARROAFORM is an innovation project 80% co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) of the European Union and 20% by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, within the framework of the National Rural Development Program 2014-2020. The General Directorate of Rural Development, Innovation and Agrifood Training (GDRDIAT) is the authority in charge of the application of this aids. Total project budget: €395,920.30. Total grant: €379,920.30.
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