Honey bees are being developed to take advantage of hygienic behaviors to help control varroa mites. The detecting and removing of a mite infested brood guarantees the health of the colony and helps eliminate varroa mites.
Information about small hive beetles (SHB). The larvae tunnel through combs, killing bee brood and ruining combs. The SHB eats pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs. Maintaining strong, healthy colonies with young productive queens is one of the management techniques for resisting SHB damage.
In early March, caterpillars will begin to build tent like webs in area trees. While feeding on tree foliage the caterpillars will grow to the length of about 2 inches. The caterpillars then leave the tree and may be found anywhere in your yard looking for a place to pupate.
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