Follow up to the Fall General Membership Meeting featured speaker is an article written by Phil Craft, Kentucky State Apiarist (retired) for Véto-pharma. Phil writes:
It is late fall now, winter is near, and we do not typically think about treating our colonies for varroa as temperatures cool and snow beckons. But the short days of winter can have an advantage for killing varroa, due to the absence, or scarcity, of brood in the hive. Varroa mites reproduce in honey bee brood, and most of their early life is spent there. As much as 80% of a colony’s varroa mites will, during periods of high honey bee and brood production, be contained within the cells of worker and drone cells…
Read more at the Véto-pharma blog.
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