Varroa Mite Monitoring (on-site class)

  • Starts Sep 17
  • 28 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Available spots


The Varroa mite is the number-one management challenge for beekeepers. The *majority* of hives lost to winter die-off are directly attributable to unmanaged Varroa mite issues. This HANDS-ON class will focus on how to easily and effectively monitor your Varroa mite loads by teaching students how to use alcohol washes. It will also provide a general overview of several treatment options. 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. * 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. 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

    info@columbusgardenschool.com