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Catching Varroa mites

Posted by blueberrytalk on July 22, 2010

Varroa mites, if left unchecked, will eventually lead to the demise of a honeybee colony. This hive bottom board allows mites to fall through the screen onto a “sticky board” which slides out for inspection and cleaning. The sticky board is coated with oil so the mites can’t crawl back up to the bees. Built here at the farm this board is ready for testing!

Hive bottom board

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