Honey bees.

Honey Bees

  • Varroa mite is a leading cause of Colony Collapse Disorder
  • Beekeepers have few options for controlling varroa mites
  • Current efforts emphasize beekeeper education
    • Awareness of IPM in honey bee protection
    • Understanding resistance management
    • Training in pesticide rotation and application timing
    • Learning to economically sample for mite presence
    • Overcoming barriers to IPM adoption


Brandon Hopkins
Brandon Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Entomology, is the WSU Extension IPM Implementation Team’s honey bee specialis