Varroa Mite Monitoring Workshop – 12:00 PM

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/30/2024
12:00 pm

Location
N.C. Cooperative Extension , Currituck County Center

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Varroa mites are the number one issue impacting the health of bee colonies.  Managing Varroa in your bee yard should be a carefully planned, year round procedure.  One important aspect of controlling Varroa is knowing the population of this pest in your hive to determine timing of treatments.  A second important factor is the efficacy of the Varroa treatments you are using on your honey bee colonies.

In this class we will discuss some biology of Varroa mites and honey bees and the mode of action of treatments, but this workshop will primarily be hands-on in our demonstration bee yard at the Currituck County Extension Office.  Monitoring methods will include powdered sugar roll, alcohol wash, and carbon dioxide treatment.

Two sessions of this workshop will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024, one at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the other at 4:00 p.m.  The material covered during each session will be the same, so sign up for the time that best suits your schedule.  Please bring your own bee suit if you have one.  We do have bee suits you can borrow if you do not have your own.

This class is geared toward adult beekeepers, youth over the age of 10 can attend if accompanied by an adult. The FREE class size is limited to 30 person.

For questions, please call or email Cyndi Knudson, 336-908-9820, ceknudso@ncsu.edu.

Registration can be found at. Eventbrite – Varroa Mite Monitoring Workshop.