Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has granted registration for the sale and use of ApiLifeVar. To learn more about it, click here.
The effective recognized monitoring methods, alcohol washes and powdered sugar rolls, utilize a sample of approximately one-half cup of honey bees by volume. The purpose of both of these methods is to separate the mites from the bees in the sample, enabling the tester to count them and estimate the infestation rate in the colony.
An article wrote by Phil Craft, beekeeper and retired Kentucky bee inspector, wanted to share his experience about swarming. Click to learn more about swarming season.
The EPA recently established an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of oxalic acid on honey and honeycomb. Click here to learn more about it.