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SIBA Monthly Meeting – Mite Management
May 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For May, Jason Morgan will be covering the topic of varroa mites with an in-hive demonstration. We'll be washing two nucs of bees and then transferring them into 10-frame colonies. Bring your veils and your questions and hope for decent weather.
"The process of monitoring mite loads in a hive is daunting to some beekeepers. Whether it's the seemingly tedious process of getting the best sample, or the math that happens after you have your results, sometimes, measuring mites in the hive just doesn't get done. This has to be the single most important thing you do (at the proper times in the season) for your most successful beekeeping. My goal is to shed light on the process of taking a sample, doing a simple math formula with the number of mites you find, and determining if a hive needs treatment or not. If you take care of the mites, the bees tend to take care of the rest."
Join us Thurs. May 20th at 6:30pm at the Sunman Legion, and bring all your mite questions.
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SIBA Meetings occur the 3rd Thursday of each month through the year with topics being added to the event ahead of each meeting. Meetings are held at 6:30pm at the Sunman American Legion unless otherwise stated ahead of time in the newsletter and website. We're also looking for volunteers to help make the club GO. Contact us to let us know you are interested in helping out!
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