MAJA - anti-mite dosage kit

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Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Lower Saxony and Bremen


Calenberger Straße 2
30169 Hannover

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

MAJA - anti-mite dosage kit

Project description

Mites of Varroa are the main reason for bee deaths in winter. In Germany nearly every Bee colony is infected by mites of varroa. Without control measures, damages occur within a very short time and the bee colonies die after two to three years. The measures to combat mite infestation currently require a combination of several methods, although there is still no safe and easy-to-use agent. The EIP project MAJA aims to develop a new type of metering device for formic acid in beehives targeted application of the acid leads to effective control of the varroa mite infestation. As a result, a sensory guided and controllable evaporation device is to be created to enable precise and needs-based regulation and ventilation for treatment in different concentrations in beehives. The device is to be tested and modeled on bee colonies in order to later enable broad use in the EU. 

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Animal husbandry
  • Pest/disease control

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Dorfstraße 7
277446 Ohrel

Phone: 0461/56722


Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR




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