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Mite-A-Thon Inspections with State Apiarist Tammy Horn Potter
September 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Varroa mites are currently beekeeper’s #1 enemy. They feed on the fat of honey bees and vector viruses. In order to accurately assess the varroa mite population, beekeepers need to routinely sample their colonies. Tammy Horn Potter, KY State Apiarist, will lead two sessions on how to do a sample of a honey bee colony at Bernheim as part of Bugfest.
Session capacity: 15 people
Reservations: First-come, first-served basis by calling (502) 955-8512
Cost: FREE, but $5 entrance fee applies to non-members
Location: Entrance gate hive yard (when entering Bernheim, the hive yard is hidden behind the fencing on the right-hand side of the entrance road. To get there, you will receive further directions to the hive yard when you arrive at the entrance kiosk.