My lab at Michigan State University is conducting several studies on Varroa mites. However, there is a lack of them this year in our research apiary. We are willing to drive up 1-1.5 hrs away to come to your bee yard and harvest mites from them using sugar dusting.
If you do a preliminary test and let us know the mite levels, that would be even better. Check this link to see how to do it.
We will only come if your hives are overwintered from last year (fresh package bees do not yield enough mites the first year), or if your initial dusting shows more than 30 mites per jar of bees.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have some mites…
Zachary Huang, Michigan State University