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Advanced Beekeeping: Varroa Mite Mgmt

  • Starts Jun 10
  • 32 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Available spots

The Varroa mite is the number one management challenge for beekeepers. This class will focus on effective ways to monitor mite levels, help you to better understand the damage that mites do, as well as touch on some management practices that can help slow the growth of mites in your colonies. We will specifically cover alcohol washes as well as provide a general overview of several treatment & management options. Class size is limited to 12 students, and we'll meet at the classroom / bee hives at the Columbus Garden School (1350 E. Cooke Road, Columbus OH 43224). In light of COVID, face masks are required if/when we are indoors. * A minimum of 6 students is required to hold this workshop. Please register ASAP -- and invite a friend to join the class! * INSTRUCTOR: Dave Noble began his professional beekeeping career at OSU's Honey Bee Research Lab in the mid-1990’s. More recently, he spent 7 years as the staff apiarist at Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, OH. Currently, Dave operates Red Beard Bees where he continues to develop, refine, and teach his beekeeper training programs and presentations across Ohio and the nation. Dave employs a bee-centered philosophy to guide his beekeeping, bee-breeding, and educational endeavors. He believes that a better understanding of bee behavior and bee biology creates better beekeepers.

Cancelation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.) In m