The slight increase in temperature brings out the blooms, the bees, and shorts above the knees. While I wouldn’t’ say it is quite warm enough for shorts just yet, the Boise State students seem to take advantage of any day above 60 degrees to temporarily bring out their summer wardrobe. The good news is the […]

Oxalic acid is one of the treatment options for Varroa mites – arguably the arch-nemesis of the honeybee today. Varroa mites have made beekeeping a challenge since they made their way to the United States in the 1980s. They cause some direct problems, like wing deformities and spreading viruses. They also cause indirect problems by […]

The Varroa Mite is a major factor (if not THE major factor) to the decline in honey bees. This little tiny mite causes many problems. They spread diseases, weaken the immune systems of the bees, and can even cause deformities like shriveled wings. It can be nearly impossible to completely eradicate mites from our hives, […]