Varroa mite infestation represents one of the greatest threats to honey bee health. When honey bee colonies are untreated or treated ineffectively, colonies can fail and mites will spread to other nearby colonies, including your neighbors’ hives.
Every honey bee colony in the continental United States and Canada either has Varroa mites today or will have them within several months.
That’s why the Honey Bee Health Coalition has developed an evening program that accompanies its Tools for Varroa Management Guide. The program, intended for a bee club or association, walks beekeepers through the Coalition’s Varroa mite resources.
The recording can be used to practice the presentation or in place of the presentation itself.
To learn more about the Coalition and its information resources, visit honeybeehealthcoalition.org.
*Photo courtesy of the Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.