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Sample and Control of Varroa Mite and Hive Beetle

  • VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion 4415 River Road Petersburg, VA (map)
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Sample and Control of Varroa Mite and Hive Beetle

JULY 29, 2019
9AM-12:30PM

VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program will host this workshop on pest identification and control for beekeepers. Keith Tignor, VDACS State Apiarist will provide a lecture on the life cycle of the Varroa Mite and the Small Hive Beetle, how to sample, and various integrated pest management strategies to control these pests. Following the lecture, we will move out to the bee hives on the farm and Keith will demonstrate how to inspect a hive to identify, sample and control these pests.

Attendees must wear light-color clothes, closed toe shoes, wear no perfume, and bring their own bee suit.

For more information, contact Small Farm Agent Tracy Porter at (804) 481-2566 or tporter@vsu.edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Space is limited.



If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office (smallfarm@vsu.edu) or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.