Wally Shaw gave an excellent talk of swarm control at our meeting in April 2015. His booklet is available free of charge on the Welsh beekeepers website:
A one day course on Beekeeping for Beginners – SOLD OUT
The rich variety of native honeybee subspecies and ecotypes in Europe oﬀers a good genetic resource for selection towards Varroa resistance.
Oxalic acid in December is an effective method of varroa control
Check out the Beebase website;
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