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VARROA MITE INSPECTION CLASS (ages 9+) @ Chippewa Nature Center, Midland
August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Varroa mites are here to stay and found in almost every honeybee hive. Learn the latest approach to counting and treating mites as promoted by Dr. Meghan Milbrath of MSU. This PowerPoint program will be taught by trainer Dan Keane of the Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association. Participants will leave with knowledge of treatment options, as well as a way to make basic home testing kits. Mite check kits will be available for cash purchase at cost.
5:30-6 pm – Optional Hive Visit (Meet at Homestead parking lot)
Want to see inside the hives as we take a sample of bees? Please bring your chosen protective gear. It is a short walk to the hives, so please arrive promptly.
FREE | Ages: 9+, under 18 w/adult