Tools for Varroa Management: A Guide to Effective Varroa Sampling and Control by The Honey Bee Health Coalition explains practical, effective methods that beekeepers can use to measure Varroa mite infestations in their hives and select appropriate control methods.
Unless you’re near a commercial crop or at higher elevations, the summer nectar dearth begins about mid July (maybe August 1st this year). At this time we should be thinking about nest consolidation and honey harvest. In late summer we crowd the bees. We begin this in earnest in August along with mite treatments, but[Read More…]