Past Meeting Highlights
The information here was previously shared and discussed during monthly member meeting.
September 2022 Meeting Resources
Powerpoint Bees and the Plants they Love_and Need (1).pdf by Debi O'Neil
August 2022 Meeting Resources for Creamed Honey and Varroa Treatment and Propolis Research
Propolis research from Dr. Marla Spivak with University of Minnesota click here.
Varroa Mite Fecal Matter in cells. Images from Bee Informed Partnership click here.
Varroa Mite Treatment using Integrated Pest Management click here.
Randy Oliver's Varroa Model click here.
July 2022 Meeting Resources for Blooming Periods
Bloom Times and Frames of Bees Graph -Joshua Frierson.pdf
SEPTEMBER 2021 MEETING RESOURCES for Varroa Mite and IPM
Varroa Mite Management by Honey Bee Health Coalition-videos, interactive chemical treatment management decision tool, educational PowerPoints https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/varroa/
How to perform a powered sugar roll test. https://pollinators.msu.edu/resources/beekeepers/varroa-mite-monitoring1/
How to collect bees for Varroa mite testing. https://beeinformed.org/2021/08/26/scooping-bees/
Results of national surveys for varroa mites, nosema and other pathogens in the honey bee colony. The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) National Honey Bee Survey (NHBS), is a comprehensive (self-reported) examination of colonies throughout the US and breaks down data by state and month. https://bip2.beeinformed.org/state_reports/
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) ...several links for this...explores comprehensive practices to reduce and control not just varroa mites but other pests as well.
Penn State Extension initiative for IPM provides a wonderful easy read explanation https://extension.psu.edu/methods-to-control-varroa-mites-an-integrated-pest-management-approach
Another Penn State Extension resource for IPM Tactics https://extension.psu.edu/integrated-pest-management-ipm-tactics
Cornell University's in-depth discussion of IPM and chemical treatment protocols with dosages, temperatures, etc. https://pollinator.cals.cornell.edu/sites/pollinator.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/02%20IPM%20guide.compressed%20copy.pdf
OCTOBER 2021 MEETING RESOURCES for Fall Colony Health, Pre-Winter Feeding: Why, When, How, What
OTHER Opportunities to Patriciate in Citizen Scientist Data Collection and Sharing...
track sightings of bumble bees across the U.S.A. https://www.bumblebeewatch.org/
track varroa mite infestations across the U.S.A. https://bip2.beeinformed.org/mitecheck/
track sightings of organisms, not only honey bees, in a world wide initiative from National Geographic Society. https://www.inaturalist.org/