How is 1 or 2 percent Varroa mite counts acceptable if 1 mite can cause a contagious virus? It is not acceptable but it is taught.
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The term nuc as it relates to honey bees is as vague as wording gets.
Items sold to Beekeepers as the end all for current problems in Beekeeping is staggering.
It is by far better to be proactive in our war on Varroa than to take the wait and see approach.
If done properly, a Varroa mite control program will work to varying degrees.
Out of 21,202 colonies inspected in Ohio 7,053 were found to have Varroa.
Supposed Queen Failures
I have instructed beekeepers in a practice called “Timely brood expansion is swarm prevention”
First, swarming is reproduction and, therefore, natural; second, environmental, and, third, genetic.