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Next Gen Mites – Beyond the Basics (Beekeeping)

January 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The better you understand varroa mites, the easier it will be to keep your hive alive & healthy!

You feel comfortable doing the sugar roll test and using Mite Away/Formic Pro, but now you’re ready to absorb more. This class aims to answer a lot of questions I regularly get from people about mite levels and which organic treatments to use. In this class we’ll cover:

  • All mite counts aren’t equal – when is it critical to treat ASAP
  • Ensuring your sugar roll is accurate
  • What studies show on robbing and drift between hives & how that applies to the East Bay
  • Broodless periods
  • Using Mite Away/Formic Pro on hives with less than 6 frames of brood
  • The promise of oxalic acid glycerin
  • How to make sure the treatments you do work

In addition, I’ll share data about mite levels and treatments in the East Bay over the last few years.

Video & audio recordings will be sent out after class.

Instructor: Jennifer Radtke has been keeping bees in her backyard for 13 years, and has developed the beekeeping education program at the BioFuel Oasis.


January 9, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am


BioFuel Oasis Cooperative
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