Mite-A-Thon Monday: Resources for Beekeepers


The 2020 North American Mite-A-Thon will run on May 2nd-17th, and August 15th-30th. The Mite-A-Thon is a tri-national effort to raise awareness about honey bee colony Varroa infestations in North America through the teaching of effective hive monitoring methods. All beekeepers throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico are encouraged to participate by checking their hives for mites and helping raise awareness for honey bee health.

We will be sending out beekeeping resources every Monday, starting today, leading up to the start of the Mite-A-Thon. Help us reach as many beekeepers as possible across North America by sharing these hive monitoring methods with fellow beekeepers!



Learn How to Detect Varroa in your Honey Bee Colonies

As part of the USDA national survey of honey bee pests and diseases, the video below was developed to train beekeepers to detect and identify Varroa mites in their colonies. Click on the video below to watch!


Download the MiteCheck App

Download the MiteCheck App for iOS and Android.

This survey is a national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize Varroa infestations in honey bee colonies across North America, and all beekeepers are asked to participate!