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Chemical-free Varroa Treatment

A chemical-free treatment against Varroa parasite for protecting honey bees

October 2019
September 2022
Gallery Chemical-free Varroa Treatment 1
Gallery Chemical-free Varroa Treatment 1


The Varroa mite is the biggest problem of honey bees worldwirde. The Vatorex-System uses the natural principle of heat to kill the parasite in a non-chemical way, while the bees remain unharmed.

Label Date September 9, 2022
By Vatorex
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Funding

The environmental benefits

  • 1.3 million beekeepers and their bee hives in Europe and North America are affected by Varroa mite. Our solution against the parasite allows a fully automated Varroa treatment, where the beekeepers profit from healthier bee colonies, 31% increased colony
  • North American commercial beekeepers are suffering from yearly losses of 40-50% of their colonies. The main culprit for this is a deadly parasite called varroa mite. Our solution allows them to replace harmful chemical treatments with clean technology.
  • With the Vatorex-System, 50 tons of CO2 is saved per customer per year. Due to its fully automated operation, 6 travels to the apiary are saved, resulting in a net energy saving of 440 kWh per customer.
  • Our solution has the potential to bring down honey bee losses by more than 20%. More and healthier honey bee colonies ensure sufficient fruit and crop pollination in spring and allow for robust food systems.

The Financial benefits

  • Our client's payback period is between 0.8-2.3 years. After this period, beekeepers become 20% more profitable when they use our solution.
  • We reduce the amount of travels to the apiaries drastically, allowing operationa to manage more colonies per worker and to have more profitable workflows.

Activity Region

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France, Germany,

North america

United States, Canada,


New Zealand,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Company Profile


Vatorex provides a digital eco-system for beekeepers with innovative hive management tools and sustainable technology to manage life threatening parasites and diseases.

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Headquarters 8406 Winterthur, Switzerland
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