Hive talking

February 21, 2017

From: The Citizens’ Voice [Wilkes-Barre, PA]

By Lois A. Grimm, Citizens’ Voice correspondent


“You have to know how to manage your bees, keep them alive of course, control varroa mites and manage your hives,” Keiner said.

Varroa mites are parasitic creatures which carry diseases and viruses that could be deadly to honey bees. Of the many health problems these parasites can cause, one of the most prevalent is deformed wing virus. Honey bee wings become shriveled leaving them unable to fly or flap their wings, which is integral in honey production.

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