Coalition Supports Honey Bee Health During Pollinator Week


Varroa mites represents one of the greatest threats to honey bee health, honey production, and pollination services. Every honey bee colony in the continental United States of Canada either has Varroa mites today or will face an infestation.In an effort to track this problem and gather better data, the Bee Informed Partnership, Michigan State University, and the University of Maryland – College Park have launched MiteCheck.

The program allows beekeepers to report mite counts and infestations — and to track geographic trends in mite populations.Learn more by visiting https://bip2.beeinformed.org/mitecheck.You also can download the Coalition’s Tools for Varroa Management Guide and related resources by visiting honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/.