- Animals: bees
- Animal Production: parasite control
- Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
- Pest Management: botanical pesticides, field monitoring/scouting, integrated pest management, physical control, traps
- Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
Varroa mite infestations are a serious problems for beekeepers, and chemical controls are expensive, often ineffective, and unacceptable to some consumers. The farmer will use a combinations of sticky traps and black walnut leaf smoke, a technique that has been tried in Turkey. Results of the trial will be compared to a control hive, and results will be shared in the beekeeping community through a brochure, presentations, and an article prepared for the agricultural media.