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Fight the Mite!

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Event date/time: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Event location: 
UMass Mt. Ida Campus - 777 Dedham St, Newton, MA 02459

Learn how to FIGHT THE MITE! This full-day, interactive workshop, co-hosted by the MDAR Apiary Team and UMass Extension, will leave you prepared to control Varroa in your hives. It will include:


--INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) basics, considerations for Varroa mites and opportunity to create your own IPM plan

--Introduction to and hands-on demos of SAFETY EQUIPMENT needed when applying miticides

--Introduction to and hands-on demos showing how to safely APPLY MITICIDES AND NON-CHEMICAL CONTROLS OPTIONS

--Participants will be challenged with real world beekeeper driven case studies, in which they will make mite management decisions by creating an IPM PLAN and demonstrate to class


The cost of the workshop is $50. Please pay at the door with cash or check. Included in your registration:
-- Bee-themed T-SHIRT
-- Varroa mite sampling jar
-- Varroa mite IPM brochure and other related information to assist you in sustainable management

(the price has increased from our previous workshop to cover the cost of the new location!)


Please bring lunch, or plan to purchase it at the UMass Mt. Ida Dining Hall. 


Registration for this event is now closed.

If you would like to be put on the waitlist, or find out about future events, email Hannah Whitehead at


Some photos from the "Fight the Mite" workshop held in Amherst on May 4!

Fight the Mite workshop

Fight the Mite workshop

Fight the Mite workshop

Fight the Mite workshop




Contact's name: 
Hannah Whitehead
Contact's email: