Varroa Mites Attach to Foraging Bees

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor) are honeybee parasites that make beekeeping a challenge throughout the United States and here in Texas. They spread rapidly and, as this short video and the accompanying article show, they can quickly attach themselves to foraging bees then travel back to the hive, where they then begin to reproduce and infest the colony.

Testing and treatment of Varroa mites is something we cover extensively in our beekeeping workshop and mentoring sessions.