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Varroa Action Plan

Newfoundland and Labrador is currently free of the highly destructive Varroa destructor mite.  Maintaining this status will be a major challenge!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association released A Varroa Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador on September 21, 2020. It  recommends measures to prevent the arrival and establishment of the mite in the province. 

 Here's a number of audio recordings of Poppy Peter's Varroa conversations with beekeepers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.  They are presented here with permission.

Click here to see the NLBKA's news release about the plan and the Varroa Action Plan report.

Varroa conversations with beekeepers

Bob Darrell, Ontario, 22 July 2019

David Elkner, New Jersey, 21 July 2019

Dick Cryberg, Ohio, 4 October 2019

Frank Lindsay, New Zealand, 1 August 2019

Heather Clay, B.C., 10 December 2019

Janet Wilson, B.C., 23 July 2019

Peter Keating, Quebec, 11 July 2019

Stephanie Taylor, B.C./New Zealand, 19 December 2019

Tony Phillips, Nova Scotia, 12 August 2019

Trevor Weatherhead, Australia, 18 July 2019