- 01 Dec 2022
- 7:00 pm
Concepts in Varroa management with Randy Oliver
International researcher and author Randy Oliver explores the Varroa mite which continues to be the number one problem for beekeepers.
Randy says: In our own operation, we’ve successfully managed varroa, without the use of synthetic miticides, since 2001. We do so by understanding the biology of the mite. I present important biological concepts to help beekeepers to plan effective mite management strategies tailored to their own operations.
Randy Oliver sees beekeeping through the eyes of a biologist, building a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Northern California. His sons now manage around 1500 colonies for migratory pollination, and produce queens, nucs, and honey, freeing Randy to engage full-time in beekeeper-funded research projects. Randy analyses and digests the scientific research, and is in touch with beekeepers and researchers from all over the world, in order to not only broaden his own depth of knowledge, but to figure out best management practices for beekeepers everywhere, which he then happily shares through his various articles in bee magazines, his speaking engagements, and on his website: www.ScientificBeekeeping.com