Apiary Meeting Saturday

Saturday, June 22 9AM – 11AM Here’s your chance to practice the hive inspection skills we introduced last meeting, and meet a new group of people interested in bees. We will […]

Need Advice?

How are your bees doing this year? Have any questions? We are here to help! Fill out the following form if you’d like Arthur or Sara to reach out to

Integrated Pest Management

From here: Are you using IPM tactics to manage varroa mites? When it comes to keeping levels of parasitic mites low, there are numerous options available. In our latest Penn

Oxalic Acid Vaporization

We do not recommend OA vaporization. It is very dangerous to breath. You MUST wear a special chemical respirator. It requires many sequential treatments to be effective. It does not

Oxalic Acid Pads

OA acid pads are not approved for use by the FDA or EPA. More information about OA Pads can be found here: Randy Oliver’s Latest Work (November 2021) Honey Bee

Oxalic Acid Dribble

From BetterBee: Oxalic Acid Dribble is a method that uses oxalic acid mixed with sugar syrup. It is applied using a large syringe to squirt the mixture onto the bees


Hopguard is manufactured by BetaTec. BetaTec research has discovered a natural hop compound that is highly effective in combating Varroa. HopGuard® II and HopGuard 3 are scientifically-proven natural Varroa control

Formic Pro

FORMIC PRO™ causes mortality to both male and female varroa under the brood cap as well as to the varroa on the adult bees. FORMIC PRO™ is to be used


Apivar is generally regarded as a safe, easy-to-use treatment option for Varroa Mites. Do not use when honey supers are present according to the USDA. The best times are early


Apiguard is a slow-release gel that ensures the correct dosage of its active ingredient, thymol. Thymol is a naturally occurring substance derived from the plant thyme. According to the manufacturer:

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