Across Kentucky - July 29, 2016 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

Across Kentucky - July 29, 2016

Posted on Jul 21, 2016

American bee hives have been taking a hit in recent years experiencing an over-winter loss in many colonies of up to 40%, much of that due to the Varroa Mite.  Ky Ag Dept, State Apiarist, Tammy Horn Potter talks about some research at Purdue University where they’ve discover that some hive queens have developed a “mite biting” trait, which will help fight against losses from that insect.  Purdue is beginning a program of sharing that genetic trait with beekeepers across the country.


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