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Varroa Mite Monitoring

  • Started May 14
  • 25 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

The Varroa mite is the number-one management challenge for beekeepers. This class will focus on how to effectively monitor your Varroa mite loads by using alcohol washes. It will also provide a general overview of several treatment options. It is strongly suggested that you take the "Finding the Queen" class because this skill is critical skill for this class. Class size is limited to 10 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. 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. During his tenure there, Dave developed wildly popular beekeeper training programs for both novice and veteran beekeepers. 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. “Listen to the bees and let them guide you.” -- Brother Adam

Cancellation 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.)

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236