The second most common reason bees do not survive (the first being us beekeepers messing them up). It is very important to treat for mites multiple times throughout the year using an Integrated Pest Management System. The Honey Bee Health Coalition has developed this handy tool to help you determine which treatment is best for you.
What Is That Flower/ Tree Blooming?
See what is in bloom or what comes in bloom next using the Ohio State University’s Phenology Calendar. The calendar uses “degree days”, or days above 50 degrees and nights above freezing with the temperatures averaged. Plants bloom on a certain degree day so you can use this calendar to see what pollen is coming in and help prepare for the nectar flows.
The Science of Honeybee Pheromones and Products!