Bees 201: Putting the Squeeze on Varroa Mites!
In late summer the varroa mites increase and your bee population decreases. This class will show you how to detect varroa mites and the size of their infestation in your hive. Learn to keep bees alive and prosperous without resorting to pesticides, knowing that hives around you will collapse and die if mites are not controlled. We will start with a lecture and then go into a live bee hive and demonstrate detection and preventative measures (including the sugar roll test and powder sugaring your hive), so you will be prepared to do it in your own hive in the next couple months. We will also cover drone comb frames, oxalic & formic acid treatment, and more. Everyone, from new beekeepers to those with years of experience, will find this class invaluable. Location to be announced.
Instructor: Jennifer Radtke is a backyard beekeeper and BioFuel Oasis worker-owner.
This event is part of the urban farming class series from Biofuel Oasis.
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