Time to Manage Varroa.

Dear beekeepers, It is that time of year again…yes that’s right…Varroa time. Lots of bees brooding up in the spring and summer made nice homes for Varroa to reproduce in.  Now, the days are getting shorter and the queen is laying fewer eggs.  The brood cells available for Varroa to reproduce in are fewer and Varroa populations are at their height.  This means that there will be more mites reproducing in fewer brood cells…..the brood cells of your winter bees. This is very dangerous, because Continue reading →