Welcome Honey Bee Friend! This survey is a national effort to collect mite infestation data and to visualize varroa infestations in honey bee colonies. All beekeepers are asked to participate, in order to create a rich distribution of sampling sites. MiteCheck is open year round for you to share your data.
For more information about the Mite-A-Thon program, please see this informative flyer .
Who Can Participate
All beekeepers are welcome to participate.
Participants enter data using the free mobile app available on the App Store and Play Store. Participants monitor the level of mites (number of mites per 100 bees) using a standardized protocol utilizing two common methods of assessment (powdered sugar roll or alcohol wash) and then enter data, including location, total number of hives, number of hives tested, local habitat, and the number of varroa mites counted from each hive. The published information does not identify individual participants.