MITE FIGHT - A FAMILY COMPANY
A commitment to keeping hives alive.
The Impact Behind What We Do
Across the globe, millions of honeybee colonies are exposed to Varroa Mites, a parasite that weakens their immune system. Mite Fight strives to make it as easy as possible to keep Varroa mites out of the beehive.
Honeybees are Earth’s most vital pollinators! Unfortunately, they are struggling to thrive due to environmental stress and a parasite called “The Varroa Destructor Mite,” luckily Mite Fight is looking to change that. My name is Erik Diemer, I have been a beekeeper for most of my life, and I am fascinated by the incredible life of honeybees. Throughout the years I have seen dozens of people look to start keeping hives to “Save The Bees,” quickly become overwhelmed in the fight against the Varroa Mite.
Starting beekeeping as a little 9 year old, I looked at keeping honeybees as a service to the environment, and I still take great pride in the work the bees do. As I grew older, I started to keep more colonies, and started to realize just how harmful the Varroa mite is to the bees. Once I was in high school and college I truly discovered how few beekeepers understand how use treatments to kill Varroa mites, or even bothered to try and learn how. I would watch them, season after season, ask about what they can fix all the ailments their bees had. I knew there would need to be an easier way.
After graduating from college, I set off to start Mite Fight, a low-waste subscription service that sends beekeepers all the supplements and medicines they need in order to keep their bees healthy. Once a beekeeper subscribes, Mite Fight will send them three boxes a season, each with a treatment that is perfect for their apiary and for the season, as well as a video that educates the beekeeper on how to properly apply the products in the box. Mite Fight makes it easy to keep bees healthy, so you can focus on other aspects of apiculture that really speak to you, like educating others, making honey, and sharing experiences.
How to Help
Since we are focused on helping beekeepers, please help us by sharing our campaign with any beekeepers you know. Even if they already know how to keep their hives healthy, they probably know a beekeeper who we can help. We are trying to make beekeeping easier and more accessible, so a share can go a long way!
About Our Campaign
We are aspiring to raise at least $5,000 in order to cover the expenses related to establishing the Mite Fight brand. We are also looking to invest in equipment that will help reduce waste within our operation. Lastly, we would like to start developing software that will automate and customize the treatment selection process, allowing more options for subscribers to receive the absolute best treatment for their operation.
If we do not reach our entire goal, the funds will still be used to support Mite Fight and beekeeping education. It is a growing battle, so every little bit helps.
Campaign Reward Levels
*Excludes a Mite Fight subscription.