Mites are major bee threat

July 26, 2016

From: Wilkes Journal-Patriot

Jule Hubbard

Varroa mites are the most devastating honeybee parasite and the key to having healthy hives is keeping their numbers low, said an N.C. Department of Agriculture official during a recent program at the Wilkes Agricultural Center in Wilkesboro.

“July is a critical time to knock varroa populations down to preserve bee colonies,” added Greg Fariss, one of four NCDA bee inspectors.

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