GET READY FOR THE MITE-A-THON!
September 8 to 15, 2018
SPREAD THE WORD – Local beekeeping clubs and associations are key to making the Mite-A-Thon a success!
The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America within a one-week window. All beekeepers can participate, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
OBJECTIVE: 1) To raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestations in North America through effective monitoring methods. 2) Management strategies will be made available for discussion within bee organizations utilizing Mite-A-Thon partner developed information and outreach materials.
PARTICIPANTS: All beekeepers in North America are encouraged to participate.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- Encourage your members to participate in September, through meetings, newsletters, emails, social media etc.
- Teach new beekeepers how to monitor for mites in August.
- Help your members prepare their monitoring materials.
- Support your members in making sure they are able to monitor mites effectively and report their data.
DATA COLLECTION: Varroa monitoring data will be uploaded to www.mitecheck.com.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415 362-1137
Get resources and stay up to date at www.pollinator.org/miteathon!
The Mite-A-Thon Partners