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Participate in The North America Mite-A-Thon


If you want to make an important contribution to understanding the national level of varroa mite infestation and help advance our knowledge on the subject, now is your chance. Follow the links below and do your part to help combat varroa!


North American Mite-A-Thon:

Save the Date

Spring Session - April 30th - May 15th, 2022

Summer Session - August 13th - 28th, 2022



The Mite-A-Thon is a North American effort to collect Varroa mite infestation data in honey bee colonies. All beekeepers can easily participate by testing their hives for mites, creating a rich distribution of sampling sites in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. This initiative has provided a platform for beekeepers’ associations to engage newer members and re-familiarize long-time members with proper Varroa monitoring techniques. It has also opened the conversation on treatment practices, initiating a dialogue between beekeepers.


Visit www.mitecheck.com to submit mite data.



Bill Hesbach

CBA President

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