Get Ready for the Mite-A-Thon
|July 25, 2018 Dear Honey Bee Friend:
The second annual Mite-A-Thon will take place Saturday, September 8 to Saturday, September 15, 2018 and we invite you to participate! SPREAD THE WORD – Local beekeeping clubs and associations are key to making the Mite-A-Thon a success! The Mite-A-Thon is a national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one-week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. OBJECTIVE: 1) To raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestations in North America through effective monitoring methods. 2) Management strategies will be made available for discussion within bee organizations utilizing Mite-A-Thon partner developed information and outreach materials. PARTICIPANTS: All beekeepers in North America are encouraged to participate.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
DATA COLLECTION: Varroa monitoring data will be uploaded to www.mitecheck.com. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 362-1137
Get resources and stay up to date at www.pollinator.org/miteathon!
Thank you, The Mite-A-Thon Partners