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Managing Varroa: Cultural Controls

Updated: Apr 30

Testing and treating for mites are essential. But beyond those essentials, there are a few actions that you can take to help slow the growth of mite populations in your hive and stretch out the time you can go between treatments.


None of these is a mite treatment in and of itself. And none of them is mandatory. But if you can incorporate even just a couple of these into your beekeeping practice, you should see a difference in terms of slower mite growth.



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