Hygenic behavior testing, mite counts, Nosema levels, and virus testing. If one is serious about breeding good metrics must be employed. Thank you Dan & Ellen!
Making the rounds feeding bees and learned almost the hard way to not trust crusty old orchard bridges.
Bees came back a little light with large populations.
2 trucks tonight. Bees looking great. Pears here we come.
Coming home tonight!
Picking up fat almond hives.
2 trucks and 2 yards... bees coming soon to make pears. In the pear orchard again by Tuesday.
Ready to install for cell builders
Metarhizum is a fungal biopesticide that is nontoxic to vertibrates. Work is being done to find a strain that loves to eat Varroa but not bees. It is a naturally occurring soil fungus.