Interest in beekeeping rises in McHenry County, IL Despite Challenges from Varroa

April 26, 2017

From: Northwest Herald

Interest in beekeeping rises in McHenry County



The No. 1 challenge local beekeepers face now is a parasite called the varroa mite, which made its first appearance in the U.S. in the late 1980s.

“It now exists in every state,” Krengel said. “There is no way to get rid of it. How to manage it is the biggest challenge.”

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