Honey Bees

Gallery Honey Bees 1
Gallery Honey Bees 1
October 2019
By Vatorex
Headquarters 8406 Winterthur, Switzerland

Chemical-free Varroa Treatment rewrite

Honey Bees - Automatic and chemical-free treatment of bee hives

Vatorex is a chemical-free treatment against the Varroa mite. The Vatorex-System uses the principle of the thermal treatment to kill the parasites without the side effects of acaricides.

Most beekeepers use chemicals (formic acid, oxalic acid) to treat against the parasite. Multiple treatments are necessary to keep up with the mites. The chemical substances can only be used after collecting the honey. With the Vatorex-System, beekeepers will be able to avoid chemical treatments and keep the Varroa on a low infestation level during the whole year, not only after honey earnings. As the Vatorex-System works fully automated, beekeepers don't have to care about the right weather conditions or proper safety clothing to do the chemical treatments anymore. the Vatorex-System is placed on the bottom of the wax foundation. On top of that, the bees build their cells. This leads to a «floor-heating» for the bee brood.

Key features

  • With the Vatorex-System, 95% Varroa get killed by one treatment
  • Significant 31% increased bee colony development
  • 18 tons of CO2 is saved per customer


  • Due to its fully automated operation, 6 travels to the apiary are saved per year per beekeeper, resulting in a net energy saving of 440 kWh per customer
  • Our solution increases the beekeeper's earnings by 41% every year
  • The investment pays back in less than 2 years

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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