Vita researches, develops, manufactures and markets a range of honeybee health treatments and products worldwide. Vita has distributors in over 60 countries and a product range that includes the benchmark Varroa treatments Apistan and Apiguard; nutritional supplements Vita Feed Gold and Vita Feed Green; AFB and EFB Diagnostic Kits for fast and accurate field testing; Swarm Attractant Lures and B401 for Wax Moth control.
With a rigorous and ethical approach to research and development into honeybee health, Vita has no commercial interests in crop pesticides or crop breeding that may be harmful to honeybees.
Vita promotes sustainable beekeeping through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Its treatments are designed to inhibit the build-up of resistance and wherever possible contain natural compounds and biological controls that are benign to all but the target pests.
Vita invests a very high proportion of its turnover in research and development. Research partners include universities such as Cardiff, Milan, Udine and institutes such as the Tierhygienisches Institut (Institute of Animal Health) in Freiburg, Germany, the UK Central Science Laboratory and the USDA in America. Vita’s innovative research and development work has been recognised by and has received support from the UK Government.
Vita personnel present at conferences across the world and write articles for a range of publications.