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Varroa mite survey and treatment procedures in Washington State

Varroa mite survey and treatment procedures in Washington State

American Bee Journal 128(10): 682-685

After one Varroa mite had been found in each of 2 honeybee colonies that had been moved from N. Dakota to Washington State, 1096 colonies belonging to the beekeeper were placed in a quarantine yard and tested 6 times between early February and late April. Nine single specimens were found in 9 colonies in mid-February; otherwise all tests were negative. Costs of the survey were evaluated, as well as the efficacy of Apistan strips in diagnosis.

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