Good husbandry should be a starting point for IPM control of Varroa. Keep a close eye on the health of your bees, and in particular make sure you can recognise the signs of Varroa infestation. Maintain apiaries to minimise the effects of robbing and drifting. Aim to keep strong vigorous colonies and try to select strains that seem to show some Varroa tolerance.
Welfare of honey bees and the well-being of the hive starts at the entrance.
Through observation and awareness of hive entrance activity, we can tell so much about our colonies.
Provide honey bee hives with entrances that enhance observation!