Although other methods exist, the alcohol wash is widely considered to be the most accurate method of monitoring Varroa populations.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Will Naled kill my bees? and other frequently asked questions about Mosquito control and bees.
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