Class on Varroa Mites
Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact: Wendy Mather email@example.com
Sponsor: UC Davis Entomology and Nematology
How can you monitor, mitigate and manage varroa mites?
Extension apiculturist Elina Lastro Niño and her lab are hosting a short course on "Varroa Management Strategies" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis.
"Current beekeeping challenges call for all beekeepers to have a solid understanding of varroa mite biology and management approaches," said Niño, in describing the course. "We will dive deeper into understanding varroa biology and will devote majority of the time to discussing pros and cons of various means to monitor, mitigate, and manage this crucial honey bee pest."
The course, limited to 20 participants, will cover varroa biology, treatment options and chemical-free options. Participants are to bring their bee veil or suit. The $200 registration fee covers the cost of course materials, lunch and refreshments. The last day to register is Monday, Oct. 7. Click here to register.