Treatment Free Beekeeping?

As a Veterinarian I always recommend my clients treat their animals for parasites and parasitic diseases. Our dogs, cats, horses, and food producing animals all get external and internal harmful parasites and parasitic diseases. Fleas, ticks and worms carry a multitude of diseases and act as vectors to other animals and even to people. Ticks carry viruses (Lyme Disease), bacteria (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) that are harmful, even fatal to people. There are intestinal parasites of animals that cause serious diseases in people (hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and more). Veterinarians always recommend that you prevent Heartworm disease by treating your pets with medication and mosquito con

Sugar Roll Method to Monitor Varroa Mites

Integrated Pest Management is vital to healthy hives. Michigan State University Extension is an excellent resource for beekeepers concerned about Varroa Mites. Click the link below to get the facts from Dr. Meghan Milbraith. Varroa Mite Monitoring

Ann Arbor and SE Michigan Beekeeping Resources

We are fortunate in Michigan to have excellent resources for backyard beekeepers. Our A2B2 Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Matthai Botanical Gardens. A2B2 also has beginner and intermediate Bee School every year. You can find them here: A2B2 Club

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