Varroa mite count contest.
The customer that brings us a mite test with the most mites on it will win a free treatment course of their choice. Either Apiguard, or Mite-away Quick Strips.
Accepted tests are sugar rolls done onto a paper plate, or alcohol washes through a coffee filter. The number of bees tested should be ~300 (1/2 cup of bees).
Stick boards will not be accepted.
Test results must be brought into the store in person, with the winner being notified Saturday the 5th.
This may seem like an unusual contest, but through it, we are trying to encourage all beekeepers to be aware of the levels of mites in their hives.