Instar Apiaries

The purpose of this website is to share some of the amazing things that I see in my honey bee colonies. I have been keeping bees in Philadelphia since 2007. I have never treated colonies with antibiotics, miticides, or any other chemical treatment. I believe that the answer to the varroa mite problem is going to be a genetic one. That is why I have started to raise daughter queens from my strongest overwintered colonies.