North American Mite-A-Thon: April 30th-May 15th & August 13th-28th
The Mite-A-Thon is a North American effort to collect Varroa mite infestation data in honey bee colonies. All beekeepers can easily participate by testing their hives for mites, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This initiative has provided a platform for beekeepers’ associations to engage newer members and re-familiarize long-time members with proper Varroa monitoring techniques. It has also opened the conversation on treatment practices, initiating a dialogue between beekeepers.
More information can be found: https://www.pollinator.org/miteathon