CATCH THE BUZZ August 29, 2018
Spread The Word - Local Beekeeping Clubs And Associations Are Key To Making The Mite-A-Thon A Success!
GET READY FOR THE MITE-A-THON!
September 8 to 15, 2018
The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one-week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
OBJECTIVE: 1) To raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestations in North America through effective monitoring methods. 2) Management strategies will be made available for discussion within bee organizations utilizing Mite-A-Thon partner developed information and outreach materials.
PARTICIPANTS: All beekeepers in North America are encouraged to participate.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Encourage your members to participate in September, through meetings, newsletters, emails, social media etc.
Teach new beekeepers how to monitor for mites in August.
Help your members prepare their monitoring materials.
Support your members in making sure they are able to monitor mites effectively and report their data.
DATA COLLECTION: Varroa monitoring data will be uploaded to www.mitecheck.com.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 362-1137
Get resources and stay up to date at www.pollinator.org/miteathon!
The Mite-A-Thon Partners