The Foot of the Pyramid

Often neglected IPM Strategies against Varroa

By Dr. Ewan Campbell

The mantra of pest control in any livestock / cultivated crop or invasive species is integrated pest management (IPM).  It is a holistic approach that draws on a range of different control methods to keep the numbers of a pest at a minimum.  We, as beekeepers should be well aware of IPM when considering how to manage that most persistent of bee pests, the Varroa mite.

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