Jamie Ellis presented at the Ohio State Beekeepers Association meeting in Plain City on Saturday, November 5. At the meeting Jamie announced that, contrary to popular belief, the varroa mites do not suck the bee’s “blood”. Rather, they bite the bee and eat the soft tissue at the bite site. This allows infection and other parasites to do their work.
If you were unable to attend the conference, you missed a valuable learning opportunity!
Also, OSBA is offering scholarships to 4-H students interested in beekeeping. Deadline to apply is November 21st. Check out the OSBA website for information (www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org).