Varroa Mite Monitoring

varroaMonitoring is the first step in any control program for Varroa destructor, a serious pest of the European honey bee.  When properly informed, a beekeeper can apply treatments in an intelligent and efficient manner, and control Varroa without causing undue harm to their bees. Click here for the handout


Jackson Means has been beekeeping for four years as part of his graduate education at Virginia Tech.  He recently completed his masters on Varroa monitoring and the development of a sustainable Varroa control program.  This past spring semester Jackson taught the undergraduate course Bees and Beekeeping at Virginia Tech as the instructor of record.  Currently he is working towards his PhD in millipede taxonomy (an admittedly large change from bees) and would be happy to discuss millipedes as well as bees!