Monthly Archives: April 2016

SIBA Makes Mite Washing kits to Raffle off at Summer Meetings

Submitted by J. Morgan A group of SIBA members, advocating the importance of beekeepers knowing their mite infestations, gathered together to create our version of a mite wash kit. It's a fact that most colony deaths are the result of varroa mites. Mites secretly build when the beekeeper isn't looking causing not only colony mortality,…
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Beekeeping Tips for April

By Jim Orem and Ginger Davidson The overriding objective is for all colonies to be queen-right, healthy, and well-nourished so they can build up to maximum populations for the onset of the major nectar flow. This all needs to be done while keeping a fine balance between the growing population and the amount of space…
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