Article posted on July 17, 2019

Bee Culture: “Save Lives! Monitor Hives!”


In this July 2019 article in Bee Culture, author Meghan Milbrath stresses the importance of monitoring hives in keeping humans and local bees (both honey bees and native!) healthy.

Milbrath: “A decade ago, before we really understood the value of monitoring, we had two bad options for the varroa problem: don’t treat, and hope that some bees survive with valuable traits, or treat all the time and hope that there is an outside solution to this pest. Now that we have monitoring, both of these extreme positions are outdated.”

Read the article here…