Category Archives: bee health

Take the Bee Informed Survey to help the bees

Dear Beekeeper, Warm up your keyboard, grab a cup of coffee and take the Bee Informed Partnership National Colony Loss and Management Surveys! We need you! We know it is one of the busiest times of the year for beekeepers and we thank you for taking valuable time from your colonies to participate in the…
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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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Dwight Wells Slide Deck from the March 2016 Meeting

Contributed by Jerry Rinehart SIBA wishes to thank Dwight Wells for visiting us in March and sharing information on mite management and and ideas on how to populate our area with better bees. Here are some brief talking points from his presentation, but you can find this and much more in the included PDF that is linked…
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