Is My Queen Laying?

The period of time between the emergence of a virgin queen and the presence of a brood can feel like watching water boil. If you have recently caught a swarm, ordered a package, or requeened, you may be wondering: Was my queen successful? Let’s start with dissecting the queen emergence process: When a new queen …

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How to treat Varroa Mites

TREATING VARROA MITES The detection and timely treatment of varroa mites is critical in preventing mite infestation, a principal cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD). One of the most common misconceptions among beekeepers is that a thriving hive does not need treatment. If their population is growing, they must be healthy, right? This assumption can …

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