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.
Why are my bees so aggressive?
Beekeepers understandably want specifics/exacts/explicit information as opposed to general idea on what their colony of bees is doing.
What is terribly lacking in beekeeping is the ability or will to do critical thinking on the part of the beekeeper.
My definition will undoubtedly vary from others I’m sure and my definition itself has changed over the years.
Questions most often presented to me by novice beekeepers…