One of the challenges that beekeepers face is protecting hives from pests. We find that in August/September the number of pests tends to really ramp up, probably due to the ongoing heat and humidity here in the Northeast.
In this article from our sister site Mother Earth News, learn about the three most common pests/parasites we have encountered (Hive Beetles, Wax Moths, and Varroa Moths), and how we recommend dealing with them.
Learn more about these three common pests here, and for more information on Varroa Mites specifically, click here.
SOME BODY SAID YOU COULD KILL MOTHS EGGS WITH AHEAT LIGHT OR TOURCH IF YOU KNOW A GOOD WAY TELL ME
Can you tell me if I need to put screen rubbing bees? It’s been a week now that there has been bees coming that it’s not my bees. There are some of dead bees near the entrance. ( they look black)
I live in Colorado.
Thank you for your help!