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Long Lane Honey Bee Farms

Controlling Varroa Mites


Controlling Varroa Mite Without Medication

Today, I want to show you how to control your varroa mites without medication.

Why not attend our upcoming Beginners course and learn how to control mites:
Apr.   2  Basic Beginners Class  Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Apr.   3  Basic Beginners Class  Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 
In our classes we teach a four level approach to mite control: 
1. Screen Bottom Board
2. Green Drone Comb Trapping
3. Powdered Sugar Dusting
4. Breaking The Queen's Brood Cycle
 
If the mite infestation cannot be controlled with the above measures, it may be necessary to use a natural "acid" to keep your mites below 5% (5 mites on 100 bees). The higher the mite count, the higher the risk is for your colony to fail during the winter from viruses spread by varroa mties.