Winter Varroa Studies: What you can learn under the Hive
Would you like to know, how is holding up your honeybee colony and what else can tell you boards under the hive?
By Emma Sarah Tennant:
As February is around the corner, there’s a chance for new beekeepers to visit the apiary ahead of the beginners’ course. This year’s cohort are keener than ever to look inside the hive, but the recent cold snap has meant roofs are just briefly lifted to check the fondant.
Last Saturday I took out the varroa monitoring boards beneath the mesh floors to count the mite drop for the week.