Effects of rising temperatures due to global climate change on honey bee colony development and health have been suggested in the past and are increasingly being investigated.
The new version of the Varroa Guide is available and you can download it by clicking on the link inside the article.
Varroa infestations may be very different from one beehive to another and from one year to the next. A varroa control strategy must be devised on a case-by-case basis and deployed right from the beginning of the season. Click on the article to learn more about it.
Phil Craft, our technical advisor in the U.S.A., is the former Kentucky State Apiarist, and an occasional contributor to Bee Culture magazine.