West Virginia University has a great web site which gives the recipe and
research results of using essential oils, spearmint and wintergreen oils,
for varoa mite control in bees. The web address is
Best of luck with dealing with the problem.
>I have an organic grower that is looking for a recipe for contolling bee
>mites with petroleum jelly and spearmint oil. I know I have seen
>information on this before, and am hoping that someone out there may have a
>contact that may be of some help.
Carol A. Miles, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Extension Agricultural Systems
360 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
PHONE 360-740-1295 FAX 360-740-2792