Available Online

Varroa Mites: Monitoring and Mitigation

  • Started Apr 8
  • 25 US dollars
  • Online Class

The Varroa mite is the #1 management challenge for beekeepers. This class will help you to better understand the damage that mites do. We'll look at effective ways to monitor mite levels, as well as focus on management practices that can help slow the growth of mites in your colonies. We will specifically cover alcohol washes, drone brood trapping, and provide a general overview of several treatment options. NOTE: We'll offer an additional Varroa mite class on IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Strategies in June 2021. 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

+ (614) 404-7236


1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

(614) 404-7236

1350 E Cooke Rd
Columbus, OH 43224

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