Friday 23rd of June 2017

Q. Are your bees “Mite-Resistant”?


A. American Bee Journal, November 2001 has published the results of the Tracheal Mite resistance of the Russian stock. Our stock demonstrates performance in keeping with this study. Our bees demonstrate exceptional hygienic and grooming behaviors, which also accounts for our low levels of Varroa Mite.
We have not used chemical miticides since fall of 2001, and in some colonies, not since fall of 1999.
With the addition of a Smart Queen (SMR) queen in the summer of 2002, we have further increased both tracheal and Varroa mite resistance.