Beekeepers urged to check hives for menacing mite

August 22, 2017

From: WXXI News


Experts are urging local beekeepers to check their hives now and every three weeks for the varroa mite.  The tiny parasite is posing a serious threat to New York’s honeybee population, which was reduced 44 percent last year.

“We do surveys twice a year in New York State – we just deal with the little guy, the sideliner beekeeper – and more than half of the beekeepers do not check for this pest,” said Pat Bono, project director of the Rochester-based nonprofit New York Bee Wellness.  The USDA funded project educates beginning and small scale, non-commercial beekeepers.

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