It's beginning to look like Christmas (in the beehive)

Photo of powdered sugar on bees to prevent varroa mites

I had to relocate a bee hive today. That meant completely tearing it down, examining every frame and reassembling it only three feet away. It was a lot work! While in there, I dusted the bees with powered sugar. This is a preventive measure against varroa mites - the bees will groom themselves (and each other) and remove the mites. I don't suspect that I have a mite problem, so this is just a proactive action. But they sure look funny.

My wife came home and said: "Candy-coated bees!" :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 17:45

Add new comment

You must have Javascript enabled to use this form.