Local bee population continues to decline as problems with mites mount (Montgomery County, MD)

April 10, 2017

From: The Sentinel

Suzanne Pollak


When mites go undetected, they can destroy a whole colony, and a backyard beekeeper may not even know what happened. And, because these mites can travel up to 2 miles, beekeepers may eradicate the mite from their yards, only to find them right back there again, van Engelsdorp said.

After someone treats a hive, “a month later, they are through the roof,” he said of the number of mites.

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