Low Technology Institute

Upcoming Presentation: Varroa destructor, Scourge of the Honey Bee

Scott Johnson, director of the Low Technology Institute, will be speaking to the Dane County Beekeepers’ Association (locally known as Madbees) about the Varroa destructor mite. This tick-like creature has become honey bees’ top pest over the last few decades. As we’re learning, colony collapse disorder seems to be caused by a variety of factors that weaken the hive — Varroa mites are a big contributor.

The presentation will be held at the Fitchburg Public Library on November 7th, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. The presentation will be turned into a podcast added to our Occasional Lectures series.

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