Varroa Mites and Top Bar Hives

May 11, 2010

A huge thank you to the women over at Bees and Chicks for allowing me to use their photos. They got some fantastic shots of varroa mites. Also notice that this is a different sort of hive. They are using a Kenyan top bar hive. It’s a type of hive that I would like to use at some point in the future. Click here if you want to read what they have to say about varroa and top bar hives.


2 Responses to “Varroa Mites and Top Bar Hives”

  1. pcelarstvo Says:

    Is there a correlation between Kenyan top bar hive and varroa?

    • Robin Johnson Simpson Says:

      No, just the opposite. Top bar hives are not supposed to have as many issues with varroa- which is why it was so unusual to see this beekeeper finding varroa in her hives.

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