Why should I use an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) instead of treating when I start to see issues?

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An IPM includes protocols for regular mite checks and treatments, as well as colony nutrition. If beekeepers see Deformed Wing Virus (DWV), Parasitic Mite Syndrome (PMS) and/or Idiopathic Brood Disease (‘snot brood’), it may be too late. Mites reproduce exponentially, and high infestations can quickly take over and crash a colony, especially when bee populations decline in the late summer.

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June 23, 2021