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Year Round Mite Management and Winter Hive Survival

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This is a beekeeping class for our urban beekeepers out there! Varroa mites are a major threat to bees. If mite level gets too high, your hive can die within 2 months from the many different viruses that the mites transmit. Learn what to do each season to keep mite levels low and your bees thriving. The instructor will demonstrate detection and preventative measures, so you will be prepared to do it in your own hive in the next couple months. We will cover the sugar roll test, organic treatment methods like drone comb frames, oxalic & formic acid treatment, and caging the queen. If you have an overwintered hive, we recommend you take the Swarm Prevention 3 part series so you learn how to split your hive in the spring in a way that reduces varroa mites.


Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the Oasis. After her hives died in 2010/2011 from varroa mites, she has been tracking and managing mite levels and successfully overwintering hives multiple years.

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