July club meeting: Make a sugar-shake jar to check for varroa

Our July club meeting will be a hands-on activity as we make sugar-shake jars to use to check your colonies for varroa mites.

The club will supply hardware cloth and quart canning jars with ring lids, although if you have a jar/lid combination you’d prefer to use and only need the hardware cloth insert, feel free to supply your own jar.  If you have extra jars and lids to share, they would also be welcome.  We will also have tin snips / scissors for cutting metal to cut the hardware cloth – if you have a set of your own, please bring them to help with cutting the mesh cloth to the appropriate size for use in the jars.