Just got an email from our Provincial Bee Health Advisor:
There has been a detection of Tracheal Mites in an Apiary up here in Nova Scotia. They are asking all beeks within a 25 K radius to send in a sample of 100 bees per hive from 25% their hives to be tested.
While I realize that Tracheal Mites are no longer the major threat they were at one time, it was nice knowing (for a while anyways) that it was something we didn't have to concern ourselves about up here.
The world gets smaller every day doesn't it? :roll: